Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Screening

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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: September 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in people at increased risk. USPSTF found adequate evidence that treating LTBI can slow its progress to active tuberculosis.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2016). Final Recommendation Statement: Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Screening. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/latent-tuberculosis-infection-screening