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Authors

  1. Fay, Susan MSN, RN
  2. Narayan, Mary Curry MSN, APRN, BC, CTN

Abstract

Home care staff frequently become anxious when a patient with active infectious tuberculosis is referred for home care. Using a home care patient case study, this article reviews tuberculosis epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and infection control. It also discusses home health staff's role in case finding because home care patients with chronic disease and immunosuppression conditions are at risk for active tuberculosis disease.