Overview

Join Ana M. Alvarez, MD as she presents an update on the diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection in children. Dr. Alvarez will review illustrative cases from pediatric patients, and she will discuss FAQs about TB infection in children.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Define latent TB infection (LTBI)
  • List the tests currently available to diagnose latent TB infection in children, and discuss their advantages and disadvantages
  • Discuss the appropriate work up for pediatric patients with suspected TB infection

(run time: presentation 64m46s, Q&A session 8m34s)

About our Speaker

Ana M. Avarez, MD

Dr. Ana Alvarez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Jacksonville. Dr. Alvarez specializes in pediatric infectious diseases, and has clinical and research special interests in tuberculosis, immunology, and HIV/AIDS.

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