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    Difficulties with a definition of latent mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

    The authors of a recent article1 reporting on the management of an outbreak of tuberculosis in a crèche in Cork had difficulties with the explanation of what we currently manage as latent M. tuberculosis infection. In their first paragraph they defined “TB” as active pulmonary tuberculosis. Where they reported on communication to the parents of the differences between tuberculosis infection and active disease they menti...

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