In certain units (e.g., chemotherapy, HIV and dialysis units), there may be a greater number of patients at higher risk for TB or at greater risk for acquiring TB if exposed (see Chapter 4: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection and Chapter 10: Treatment of Active Tuberculosis in Special Populations). Special consideration is required to prevent the transmission of TB to HCWs, other patients and visitors in such units.
Good practice statement
A unit that treats or cares for patients at risk for TB should have a plan in place for how it will manage a patient with respiratory TB.
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