Should primary care clinicians screen asymptomatic adults for latent tuberculosis infection?
The USPSTF continues to conclude that current evidence is sufficient to support an overall moderate net benefit in screening for LTBI in asymptomatic adults, 18 years or older, who are at increased risk for tuberculosis infection (B recommendation). Persons at increased risk for LTBI include those who were born in (or are former residents of) countries with high tuberculosis prevalence, and persons who live in (or have lived in) high-risk settings, including homeless shelters or correctional facilities. This update is consistent with the 2016 USPSTF review. 2c
Plan de l'etude: Practice guideline
Cadre: Various (guideline)
David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill