The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities

Miguel G. Madariaga, Philip W. Smith

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a re-emerging public health threat. This article discusses the particular characteristics of tuberculosis among older adults and the use of the tuberculin skin test as a tool for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection with emphasis in long-term care facility residents. An overview of new diagnostic tests based on gamma interferon release is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-328
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatrics and Aging
Volume10
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2007

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Tuberculin Test
Long-Term Care
Skin Tests
Tuberculosis
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Interferon-gamma
Public Health
Infection

Keywords

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Purified protein derivative
  • Tuberculin skin test
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Madariaga, M. G., & Smith, P. W. (2007). The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities. Geriatrics and Aging, 10(5), 322-328.

The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities. / Madariaga, Miguel G.; Smith, Philip W.

In: Geriatrics and Aging, Vol. 10, No. 5, 01.05.2007, p. 322-328.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Madariaga, MG & Smith, PW 2007, 'The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities', Geriatrics and Aging, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 322-328.
Madariaga MG, Smith PW. The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities. Geriatrics and Aging. 2007 May 1;10(5):322-328.
Madariaga, Miguel G. ; Smith, Philip W. / The tuberculin skin test in long-term care facilities. In: Geriatrics and Aging. 2007 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 322-328.
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