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Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis, 2000

Chapter 5
Diagnosis of TB

Study Questions

Answers to these questions can be found in the text.

  1. What are the components of a complete medical evaluation for TB?
  2. List the symptoms of pulmonary TB.
  3. What is the tuberculin skin test useful for?
  4. What are the purposes of the chest radiograph?
  5. What is the purpose of an acid-fast bacilli smear?
  6. What is the purpose of the culture?
  7. Why are drug susceptibility tests done? How often should they be done?
  8. What groups of persons are at an increased risk for drug resistance?


Released October 2008
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