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Tuberculosis contact investigation in a military health care setting: case report and evidence review.

Publication Status: Published

Sponsoring Organization: Defense Health Agency (formerly TRICARE Management Activity)

Sponsoring Office: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Congressionally Mandated: No

Funding Source: Defense Health Agency (formerly TRICARE Management Activity)

Release Date/Publication: January 01, 2015

Principle Investigator Status: Government

Primary DoD Data Source: Other Clinical

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global threat to the U.S. armed forces. A single individual with TB disease exerts an immediate and disruptive impact upon patients' lives, military operations, and daily functioning at military treatment facilities. Medical personnel in operational or limited-resource settings are sometimes challenged to perform a TB outbreak investigation with minimal specialized training or limited logistic assistance. This article presents a case of a patient with TB disease presenting to a large military treatment facility and outlines the current, evidence-based recommendations for performing a TB outbreak investigation.

Citation:

Moore AC, Clausen SS, Johnson LA. Tuberculosis contact investigation in a military health care setting: case report and evidence review. Mil Med. 2015 Jan;180(1):38-44

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