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TB-253b Advanced Concepts in Pediatric TB: Latent TB Infection

Enrollment DeadlineSectionCourse FormatStart/End Dates Details Instructor(s)Speakers
Archived Webinar Self-paced Courses Ongoing
Nizar F. Maraqa, MD, FPIDS  

Course Description

In part two of this 8-part series, the Pediatric ID Board Certifying Examination Content related to TB is presented by expert speakers via case-based, interactive live webinars. The series goes beyond basic TB concepts while following the pediatric ID guidelines. This session focuses on latent TB infection.


  • Identify high priority groups of children who should be tested for LTBI.
  • Understand the indications for Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and/or Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs).
  • Correctly interpret result of TST reactions in children, including differential interpretation based on risk factors in the host.
  • Interpret correctly results of IGRAs.
  • Describe management of children with a positive TST and IGRA.

For a link to the slides handout go to:  https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu//Content/Webinars/SupportingDocs//LTBI%20REV%202016-2-8.pdf

Transcript:  https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu//Content/Webinars/SupportingDocs//0Maraqa%20Rerecording.pdf

Additional courses in TB pediatric series: TB-253a, TB-253c, TB-253d, TB-253e, TB-253f, TB-253g, TB-253h






Keywords:  TB, tuberculosis, TB disease, MTB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Latent TB infection, LTBI, Latent Tuberculosis Infection, MTB complex, children, infants,  pediatrician, epidemiology, laboratory, mybacteriology, pathogenesis


Average Completion Time

1 hours


Additional courses in TB pediatric series are TB-253a, TB-253c, TB-253d, TB-253e, TB-253f, TB-253g, TB-253h

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