Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

by Yohhei Hamada, Haileyesus Getahun, Mario Raviglione et al.
World Health Organization, 2018

79 pp. 609 kB

These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in people living with HIV, household contacts of people with active TB, other groups at risk of developing TB, and for LTBI testing. The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapted to the national and local epidemiology of TB, the availability of resources, the health infrastructure and other national and local determinants. The guidelines are to be used primarily in national TB and HIV control programmes, or their equivalents in ministries of health, and for other policy-makers working on TB and HIV and infectious diseases. They are also appropriate for officials in other line ministries with work in the areas of health.

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