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Optimizing the Threshold to Treat Children for Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A North-East England Experience

Lookup NU author(s): Dr George Porter, Dr Stephen Owens


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Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.We assessed the impact of the updated guidelines on tuberculin skin test interpretation in the North East of England. Data on 241 children screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) between January 2011 and July 2018 were analyzed; 12.4% of children screened under the previous guidelines were treated for LTBI, compared to 33.3% under the new ones ( P < 0.001).

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Author(s): Porter GJ, Whyte M, Walters EG, Owens S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Year: 2023

Volume: 42

Issue: 3

Pages: e88-e89

Print publication date: 01/03/2023

Acceptance date: 01/11/2022

ISSN (print): 0891-3668

ISSN (electronic): 1532-0987

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003786

PubMed id: 36730093


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