Code of practice on managing tuberculosis is satisfactory

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1331b (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1331
  1. Peter Ormerod

    For the Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society

  2. John Watson,
  3. Craig Skinner
  1. Consultant chest physician Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn BBE 3LR
  2. Consultant epidemiologist PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW5 5EQ
  3. Consultant chest physician Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS

    EDITOR,—Julia E Clark and Andrew J Cant report three cases of childhood tuberculosis and discuss their management in relation to the 1994 code of practice of the joint tuberculosis committee of the British Thoracic Society.1 2 They conclude that all children in contact with tuberculosis should have a chest x ray examination irrespective of the result of the initial tuberculin test. We do not believe that this recommendation is justified for the …

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