Guidelines & Publications

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) TB Testing Guidelines

Amer Acad Pediatrics. Amer Acad Pediatrics Red Book 2018 Tuberculosis.pdf. 2018.

“For children younger than 2 years, TST is the preferred method for detection of M tuberculosis infection. For children 2 years and older, either TST or IGRA can be used, but in people previously vaccinated with BCG, IGRA is preferred to avoid a false-positive TST result caused by a previous vaccination with BCG. If a BCG-vaccinated child who is 2 years and older has a positive TST, IGRA can be performed to help determine whether it is attributable to LTBI or to the previous BCG vaccine.”

Important Links

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO Global TB Programme “aims to advance universal access to TB prevention, care and control, guide the global response to threats, and promote innovation all toward the goal of global elimination of TB as a public health problem.”

National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA)

The NTCA has the mission “to protect the public’s health by advancing the elimination of tuberculosis in the US through the concerted action of state, local and territorial programs.”

Click on the link below to learn more about their activities and current workgroups and events.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC is the nation’s health protection agency. The CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) has the stated mission “to promote health and quality of life by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating tuberculosis in the United States.” The DTBE has created a number of TB resources to provide TB education to healthcare providers, from infographics to full training modules.

Visit their website  and perform a search or click to view the full list of TB-specific topics.   

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