Pulmonology Book


Tuberculosis Screening in Children

Aka: Tuberculosis Screening in Children, Pediatric Tuberculosis Screening, NYCDOH Screening Questionnaire
  1. See Also
    1. Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    2. Tuberculosis Screening
    3. Tuberculin Skin Test
  2. Indications Childhood Tb Screening (NYCDOH Questionnaire)
    1. Contact with person who has Tuberculosis
    2. Child with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    3. Birth or travel to endemic Tuberculosis areas
      1. Africa
      2. Asia
      3. Latin America
      4. Caribbean
    4. Regular contact with adults at high risk for Tb
      1. Homeless Person
      2. Incarcerated person
      3. Illicit Drug user
      4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus patient (HIV positive)
  3. Interpretation
    1. Place PPD Test for any positive responses above
  4. References
    1. Ozuah (2001) JAMA 285:451-3 [PubMed]

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