Resultados: 7

    Latent TB infection: updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

    Background The programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations most at risk of developing TB remains a critical activity to disrupt Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, as identified in the End TB Strategy. LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response to sti...

    Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: an operational guide

    Early detection of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to improve health outcomes for people with TB, and to reduce TB transmission more effectively. Systematic screening in high risk groups is a complement to efforts to improve the patient-initiated pathway to TB diagnosis (that is, diagnosing TB among peopl...

    Executive Summary: Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis

    Clin. infect. dis; 63 (7), 2016
    The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America jointly sponsored the development of this guideline for the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, which is also endorsed by the European Respiratory Society and the US National Tube...

    Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

    Clin Infect Dis.; 64 (2), 2017
    BACKGROUND: Individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) may develop symptoms and signs of disease (tuberculosis disease) or may have no clinical evidence of disease (latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI]). Tuberculosis disease is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality...

    Recommendation on 36 months isoniazid preventive therapy to adults and adolescents living with HIV in resource-constrained and high TB and HIV-prevalence settings: 2015 update

    In 2011 WHO conditionally recommended the use of at least 36 months of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) (as a proxy for lifelong or continuous treatment) for people living with HIV in high TB-prevalence and transmission settings. The evidence of the benefits and harms of 36-month IPT compared to 6-mont...

    Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: an operational guide

    Early detection of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to improve health outcomes for people with TB, and to reduce TB transmission more effectively. Systematic screening in high risk groups is a complement to efforts to improve the patient-initiated pathway to TB diagnosis (that is, diagnosing TB among peopl...