Journal article

Management of latent tuberculosis infections in australia and new zealand: a review of current practice.

Justin T Denholm, Emma S McBryde

Tuberc Res Treat | Published : 2010

Abstract

AIM: To survey practices in the diagnosis and management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: Infectious diseases and respiratory physicians and trainees were invited to complete an online questionnaire concerning various aspects of LTBI management. RESULTS: The questionnaire was completed by 126 clinicians self-reporting regular management of LTBI. Respondents were experienced physicians, with 95/126 (75.4%) having managed LTBI for more than 5 years. Forty-seven (37.3%) reported seeing more than 5 patients per month for assessment of LTBI. Substantial variation among clinicians was reported in relation to a number of common clinical scenarios. For i..

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