A CHEST guideline offers guidance on the management steps you should take for a patient with cough who is suspected of having tuberculosis. Are you familiar with the steps?
The WHO recommendation for a shorter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment regimen was made based on successful clinical trials conducted in Asia and Africa. But researchers investigated whether US adults would meet the recommendation’s eligibility criteria as well.
Investigators for the TANDEM Study assessed the clinical characteristics of individuals with both diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis. They found several areas for concern.
According to the CDC, 9025 cases of TB were reported in the United States in 2018. But do you know how many US individuals live with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection? Find out by taking this pop quiz.