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Tuberculosis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: George Schiffman, MD, FCCP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Manitoba; Site Coordinator of Respiratory Medicine, St Boniface General Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Deborah M Sciberras, RN, CAE, Respiratory Nurse Clinician, St Boniface General Hospital of Winnipeg, Canada.

Editors: Mitchell J Goldman, DO, FAAP, FAAEM, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

REFERENCES:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Decrease in Reported Tuberculosis Cases -- United States, 2009." MMWR 59.10 (2010): 289-294.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection -- United States, 2010." MMWR 59 (No. RR-5) June 25, 2010: 1-25.


Last Editorial Review: 8/25/2010

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