In part three of this 8-part series, the Pediatric ID Board Certifying Examination Content related to TB is presented by expert speakers via case-based, interactive live webinars. The series goes beyond basic TB concepts while following the pediatric ID guidelines. This session focuses on diagnosis.
Describe old and new tools used in the diagnosis of TB in children.
Understand advantages and limitations of each tool in detection and diagnosis of TB.
Know the different samples that can be used to diagnose TB.
Identify the indications for examination of the cerebrospinal fluid in a patient with symptomatic tuberculosis.
Evaluate a patient with suspected TB infection.
For a link to the slides handout go to: https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu//Content/Webinars/SupportingDocs//0Final_Peds_Diagnosis_%2010-23-14.pdf
Additional courses in TB pediatric series: TB-253a, TB-253b, TB-253d, TB-253e, TB-253f, TB-253g, TB-253h
Keywords: TB, tuberculosis, TB disease, MTB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Latent TB infection, LTBI, Latent Tuberculosis Infection, MTB complex, children, infants, pediatrician, diagnosis, IGRA, TST, tuberculin skin test, interferon gamma release assay, chest x-ray, radiology, CT, T-Spot, Quantiferon-TB Gold, smear, culture, PCR, gastric aspirate, pathology