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Question Screening for Tuberculosis in Children

Hi everybody!
Can someone clarify when children should be screened for TB?
I understand that the children who are at high risk should be screened every year, but what about low risk infants and adolescents?

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Screening for TB is targeted to high risk groups only " NOT for whole populatin and NOT age related screening test"

Even though , it is recommended ( strength C) = no recommendation for or against routine screening.

For USMLE CK sake , If it is done "ppd" u would be asked about when to say it's positive and wut is the next step in management

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From american family medicine:

Routine screening of low-risk children for tuberculosis infection before entering kindergarten is not necessary. [Strength of recommendation: C]

Targeted screening of high-risk children for tuberculosis infection using the intradermal Mantoux test is recommended, but targeted screening has not been shown to reduce morbidity or mortality. [Strength of recommendation: C]

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