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Latent TB Infections: Changes in Testing, Treatment

KEY POINT

New CDC recommendations emphasize targeted testing for tuberculosis (TB) and formally endorses short courses of rifampin (Rifadin—Aventis) for treatment of latent TB infections.

SOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. MMWR. 2000;49(RR-6).