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Disclaimer is Guideline attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. is Guideline should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. e ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician aer consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. Abbreviations CXR, chest radiograph; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; HPLC, high-performance liquid chromatography; IGRA, interferon-γ release assay; LTBI, latent tuberculosis infection; Mtb, Mycobacterium tuberculosis; RR, relative risk; TB, tuberculosis; TST, tuberculin skin test e guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations that have been developed using GR ADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) methodolog y. GR ADE involves structured literature review, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of combined data, and expert discussion to assess the certainty in the evidence and determine the strength of each recommendation. Source Lewinsohn DM, Leonard MK, LoBue PA, Cohn DL, Daley CL, Desmond E, Keane J, Lewinsohn DA, Loeffler AM, Mazurek GH, O'Brien RJ, Pai M, Richeldi L, Salfinger M, Shinnick TM, Sterling TR, Warshauer DM, Woods GL. Official American oracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2017; 64(2):e1-e33. e guidelines were a cooperative effort among the American oracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America 106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746 TEL: 407.878.7606 • FAX: 407.878.7611 Order additional copies at GuidelineCentral.com Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved IDSATBDx1744

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