Chapter 30. Tuberculosis1

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch30

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Tuberculosis1, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch30

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • tuberculosis (TB) - infection with organism Myobacterium tuberculosis;
  • risk factors for TB - prior history of TB, positive tuberculin skin test history, HIV;
  • pulmonary symptoms - diagnoses for pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary embolism;
  • interpretation of purified protein derivative (PPD) test - depending on risk status of patient;
  • Bacille Calmette–Guerin (BCG) vaccination - preventing complications;
  • chest x-ray - useful in PPD-positive and symptomatic patients;
  • antibiotic prophylaxis - PPD positive women with normal chest x-ray