What Do I Need to Know About Latent Tuberculosis Infection?

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Abstract:

This six-panel brochure educates people about latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It explains the difference between latent (inactive) TB infection and active TB disease, and clarifies that latent TB is not contagious. It discusses skin and blood tests for TB, and the need for a chest x-ray if the test is positive. The document examines prevention by taking the medicine Isoniazid (INH), lists possible side effects, and recommends that people taking INH avoid drinking alcohol. Contact information for the San Francisco TB Clinic is included. 

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San Francisco Department of Public Health, TB Control
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Keywords:
Alcohol, Antitubercular agents, Tuberculosis, X-rays
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
10/23/2007
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