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Chapter 19. Mycobacterial Disease (With Emphasis on Pulmonary TB in Children)

Paul C. Stillwell, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/ppmbr.1st.161
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  • Describe the mechanisms of TB infection, the resulting host response and pathophysiology, as well as the clinical and radiographic manifestations of both infection and disease with pulmonary TB

  • Describe what constitutes a positive tuberculin skin test for individual patients with different risks for TB infection and disease

  • List the risk factors for acquisition of TB infection and the risks of multiple-drug-resistant TB infection

  • Describe the appropriate antimicrobial regimen for a child with latent pulmonary TB infection and active pulmonary TB disease.

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