Cough alone a poor predictor of TB: look for fever and weight loss too

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http://fishingthefraser.com/?wordfence_lh=1 Attempts to improve TB diagnosis rates among HIV-positive people may be hampered by an over-simplistic search for one symptom at the expense of a wider range of symptoms.

http://wendykeithdesigns.co.uk/wp-cron.php Intensified case finding is intended to increase TB diagnosis rates among people who are already in HIV care.

http://thebutchersapron.co.uk/tos-privacy/ At present the degree of focus on TB diagnosis varies from one treatment programme to another, and some use only passive case-finding, diagnosing TB only when patients present to their doctor with serious TB-related symptoms.

neurontin 800mg Other programmes actively attempt to find cases of TB, often using home-based carers or a regular screening questionaire during hospital visits to identify new cases.

Intensified case-finding is especially important in settings where there is a high level of latent TB infection that might progress to active tuberculosis.

 

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