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When to Consider Patient w/Tuberculosis To Be Infectious During Air Travel | WHO Criteria

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with tuberculosis was potentially infectious at the time of air travel based on the WHO criteria.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, travel

ICD-10:

A15.9, A16.9

Description:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed criteria for when to consider a person with tuberculosis to be infectious when on an airplane. This is based on both clinical and laboratory features.

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