Screening of immigrants in the UK for imported latent tuberculosis: a multicentre cohort study and cost-effectiveness analysis.


Pareek, M; Watson, JP; Ormerod, LP; Kon, OM; Woltmann, G; White, PJ; Abubakar, I; Lalvani, A; (2011) Screening of immigrants in the UK for imported latent tuberculosis: a multicentre cohort study and cost-effectiveness analysis. The Lancet infectious diseases, 11 (6). pp. 435-44. ISSN 1473-3099 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70069-X

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Abstract

Continuing rises in tuberculosis notifications in the UK are attributable to cases in foreign-born immigrants. National guidance for immigrant screening is hampered by a lack of data about the prevalence of, and risk factors for, latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of latent infection in immigrants to the UK to define which groups should be screened and to quantify cost-effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: TB Centre
PubMed ID: 21514236
Web of Science ID: 291494500015
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/504

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