Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: WHO guidelines for low tuberculosis burden countries

Haileyesus Getahun, Alberto Matteelli, Ibrahim Abubakar, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Annabel Baddeley, Draurio Barreira, Saskia Den Boon, Susana Marta Borroto Gutierrez, Judith Bruchfeld, Erlina Burhan, Solange Cavalcante, Rolando Cedillos, Richard Chaisson, Cynthia Bin Eng Chee, Lucy Chesire, Elizabeth Corbett, Masoud Dara, Justin Denholm, Gerard De Vries, Dennis FalzonNathan Ford, Margaret Gale-Rowe, Chris Gilpin, Enrico Girardi, Un Yeong Go, Darshini Govindasamy, Alison D. Grant, Malgorzata Grzemska, Ross Harris, C. Robert Horsburgh, Asker Ismayilov, Ernesto Jaramillo, Sandra Kik, Katharina Kranzer, Christian Lienhardt, Philip LoBue, Knut Lönnroth, Guy Marks, Dick Menzies, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Davide Mosca, Ya Diul Mukadi, Alwyn Mwinga, Lisa Nelson, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Anouk Oordt-Speets, Molebogeng Xheedha Rangaka, Andreas Reis, Lisa Rotz, Andreas Sandgren, Monica Sañé Schepisi, Holger J. Schünemann, Surender Kumar Sharma, Giovanni Sotgiu, Helen R. Stagg, Timothy R. Sterling, Tamara Tayeb, Mukund Uplekar, Marieke J. Van Der Werf, Wim Vandevelde, Femke Van Kessel, Anna Van'T Hoog, Jay K. Varma, Natalia Vezhnina, Constantia Voniatis, Marije Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten, Diana Weil, Karin Weyer, Robert John Wilkinson, Takashi Yoshiyama, Jean Pierre Zellweger, Mario Raviglione

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Abstract

Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is characterised by the presence of immune responses to previously acquired Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection without clinical evidence of active tuberculosis (TB). Here we report evidence-based guidelines from the World Health Organization for a public health approach to the management of LTBI in high risk individuals in countries with high or middle upper income and TB incidence of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1563-1576
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Getahun, H., Matteelli, A., Abubakar, I., Abdel Aziz, M., Baddeley, A., Barreira, D., Den Boon, S., Gutierrez, S. M. B., Bruchfeld, J., Burhan, E., Cavalcante, S., Cedillos, R., Chaisson, R., Chee, C. B. E., Chesire, L., Corbett, E., Dara, M., Denholm, J., De Vries, G., ... Raviglione, M. (2015). Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: WHO guidelines for low tuberculosis burden countries. European Respiratory Journal, 46(6), 1563-1576. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01245-2015