New guidelines: What to do about an unexpected positive tuberculin skin test
Catherine Curley, MD, MS
Department of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Director of Operations, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Tuberculosis Program
Address: Catherine Curley, MD, Tuberculosis Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109; e-mail: Ccurley@metrohealth.org
ABSTRACTThe 2000 recommendations for tuberculosis testing from the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocate a shift in focus from screening the general population to testing only patients at increased risk of developing tuberculosis.