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domingo, 17 de septiembre de 2017

TB in the ED

emDocs - September 6, 2017 - Authors: Belle T and Wise - Editors: Koyfman A and Long B
"Key points 
  • TB remains a devastating and fairly ubiquitous disease throughout several parts of the world despite recent downward trends in incidence. 
  • It can present in a variety of ways so a high index of suspicion is needed when evaluating patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of possible infection. 
  • Patients co-infected with HIV or otherwise immunosuppressed tend to present more atypically. 
  • Effective management relies on prompt recognition 
  • Diagnosis relies on a combination of adequate history and clinical, radiographical and microbiological data. 
  • Treatment should be started only after consultation with Infectious Disease specialists at your institution. 
  • Strict adherence to isolation precautions is paramount in preventing the spread of infection in the ED."