Tuberculosis Screening in Internationally Adopted Children:

Jenson, Hal B.
September 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2008, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p49
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.


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