TITLE

Tuberculosis Screening in Internationally Adopted Children:

AUTHOR(S)
Jenson, Hal B.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2008, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A high proportion of internationally adopted children arriving in the United States have an initial false-positive tuberculin skin test. All internationally adopted children with an initially negative tuberculin skin test should have a repeat tuberculin skin test after three months in the United States. This should be the standard of core for identifying latent tuberculosis infection and preventing tuberculosis disease in these children.
ACCESSION #
34602855

 

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