The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities

Miguel G. Madariaga, Philip W. Smith

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a re-emerging public health threat. This article discusses the particular characteristics of tuberculosis among older adults and the use of the tuberculin skin test as a tool for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection with emphasis in long-term care facility residents. An overview of new diagnostic tests based on gamma interferon release is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-328
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatrics and Aging
Volume10
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Purified protein derivative
  • Tuberculin skin test
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Madariaga, M. G., & Smith, P. W. (2007). The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities. Geriatrics and Aging, 10(5), 322-328.