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Decision Tree for Investigating a Person with Contact to a Patient with Tuberculosis

Purpose:

To identify a person who has had contact with a patient with tuberculosis who should be prioritized for investigation.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, selection

ICD-10:

A15.9, A16.9

Description:

Gerald et al developed a decision tree to help to identify a contact exposed to a patient with tuberculosis who should be investigated. This can be helpful to prioritize the investigation in a resource-limited setting. The authors are from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Health.

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