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CADTH. Contact investigations following patient and staff exposure to active tuberculosis infections: a review of the clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2014
Evidence from one prospective uncontrolled study suggest a low contagiosity of the index case to staff members in a hospital setting, with age being the only predictor of latent TB infection. Evidence regarding factors that trigger the need for a contact investigation when a patient is exposed to another patient with an active tuberculosis infection in the hospital setting is lacking. Guidelines regarding factors that trigger the need for a contact investigation when a staff member or a patient is exposed to a patient with an active tuberculosis infection in the hospital setting are lacking. The guidelines included in this review describe contact investigation in general that in part may be applicable for hospital setting, and provided recommendations based on low level of evidence.
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Contact Tracings; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Inpatients; Tuberculosis
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), 865 Carling Avenue, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1S 5S8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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