Management of Pediatric Contacts and LTBI in Children
Dr. Ian Kitai
TB Specialist, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children
Using scenarios and case studies, Dr. Kitai provides an overview on TB disease in childhood and how to assess for both TB infection and TB disease in children. He discusses the benefits and limitations of Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs) and Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) in diagnosing latent TB infection and guidelines for their use within the clinical setting. Finally, he presents key points to ensuring adequate monitoring during therapy, including common side effects and reactions to treatment.
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