Tuberculosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Diagnosis

Knechel, Nancy A.
April 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of tuberculosis. It discusses the vulnerability of hospitalized patients to tuberculosis. It discusses ways to obtain a definitive diagnosis of the respiratory disease. It explores the concept and use of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test. It also discusses the need for nurses to advocate prompt isolation of patients with suspected or confirmed tuberculosis.


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