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2020 Aug 17

Am J Kidney Dis

Latent Tuberculosis Therapy Outcomes in Dialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort.


Chiang LY, Baumann B, Romanowski K, Kumar D, Campbell JR, Djurdjev O, Morshed M, Sekirov I, Cook VJ, Levin A, Johnston JC
Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Aug 17.
PMID: 32818551.


Maintenance dialysis patients are at an increased risk of active tuberculosis (TB). In 2012, British Columbia (BC), Canada began systematically screening maintenance dialysis patients for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and treating people with evidence of LTBI when appropriate. We examined LTBI treatment outcomes and compared treatment outcomes before and after rollout of the systematic screening program.