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Volume 1, Number 4—October 1995


Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children: Increased Need for Better Methods

Ejaz A. Khan and Jeffrey R. StarkeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

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Table 1

Persons at high risk for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in industrialized countries

Persons likely to be exposed to or become infected with M. tuberculosis
Close contacts of a person with infectious tuberculosis (TB)
Foreign-born persons from high-incidence areas (e.g., Asia, Africa, Latin America)
The elderly
Residents of long-term care facilities (e.g., correctional facilities and nursing homes)
Persons who inject drugs
Other groups identified locally as having increased prevalence of TB (e.g., migrant farm workers or homeless persons)
Persons who may have occupational exposure to TB
Persons at high risk of developing TB disease once infected
Persons recently infected with M. tuberculosis (within the past 2 years)
HIV-infected persons
Persons with immunosuppressing conditions or medication use
Persons with a history of inadequately treated TB

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