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What action should be taken to prevent TB developing in a 3 month old child exposed to a TB diseased adult?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on stage
If TB skin test + but negative chest xray & no symptoms+ no need to be separated from the infant.
These individuals are often on TB meds & are considered low risk for spreading the germ. Those with new or active disease are separated from baby until disease status is confirmed & pt & baby receive meds & TB pt wears a mask. Specific issues should be confirmed with local specialists.

In brief: Depends on stage
If TB skin test + but negative chest xray & no symptoms+ no need to be separated from the infant.
These individuals are often on TB meds & are considered low risk for spreading the germ. Those with new or active disease are separated from baby until disease status is confirmed & pt & baby receive meds & TB pt wears a mask. Specific issues should be confirmed with local specialists.
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