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Vol. 13 - Num. 52

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Tuberculin screening; tuberculosis prevention

Juan Pericas Boscha, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescenciab

aPediatra. CAP La Mina. Sant Adrià de Besòs. Barcelona. España.
bJosé María Mengual Gil (coord.).

Correspondence: J Pericas. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Pericas Bosch J, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescencia. Tuberculin screening; tuberculosis prevention. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:611-28.

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Tuberculin skin testing is used to identify, evaluate, and treat people who are at higher risk for latent tuberculosis infection or for developing tuberculosis disease after the infection by M. tuberculosis. We review the criteria, indications and methodology of tuberculin skin testing for the detection of tuberculosis infection and other measures available in primary care for the prevention of tuberculosis in childhood and adolescence, including the study of contacts of people with tuberculosis infection and the treatment of exposure to tuberculosis and of latent tuberculosis infection.


Latent tuberculosis Tuberculin skin testing Tuberculosis



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