The objective of this document is to develop an efficient protocol for the investigation of the contacts of the patients with TB that is common throughout the territory. The document is aimed at all those health professionals who work on the prevention and control of TB from different levels of care, public health services and penitentiary institutions. In the first place, the framework for action of contact studies is addressed with the current epidemiological situation of TB in Catalonia. Later, they deal with methodological aspects and the policy of action in the realization of these studies and, later, the use and the interpretation of the diagnostic tests to evaluate the contacts, and the treatment of the latent tuberculous infection are reviewed. Finally, a chapter is devoted to organizational aspects in the conduct of these studies, with the aim of improving the coordination between the different agents involved.
Tuberculosis; Contact studies; Epidemiology
Barrabeig I, Clotet L, Godoy P, Mercè R, Orcau A, Parrón I, et al. Recomanacions per a la realització d’estudis de contactes de malalts amb tuberculosi a Catalunya. Barcelona: Secretaria de Salut Pública; 2018.
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