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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  

TB Facts for Health Care Workers
2006

Glossary of Abbreviations

AFB
acid-fast bacilli

ATS
American Thoracic Society

AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DHP
delayed-type hypersensitivity

DOT
directly observed therapy

EMB
ethambutol

HIV
human immunodeficiency virus

INH
isoniazid

LTBI
latent TB infection

MDR TB
multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

MDR LTBI
multidrug-resistant latent TB infection

NHANES
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

PPD
purified protein derivative

PZA
pyrazinamide

QFT-G
QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test

RIF
rifampin

RPT
rifapentene

RTMCC
Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center

TB
tuberculosis

TNF-α
tumor necrosis factor-alpha

TST
tuberculin skin test

 


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