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Gesundheitswesen. 2018 Apr;80(4):365-367. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-119359. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

[Tuberculosis Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Tuberculosis Screening on Arrival and Case Management].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

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Bundesverband der Ärztinnen und Ärzte des öffentlichenGesundheitsdienstes, Bundesgeschäftsstelle, Berlin.


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The statement of the Federal Association of Physicians of Public Health Services provides recommendations concerning tuberculosis screening of refugees and asylum seekers on arrival specific to different groups of persons (adults, children, pregnant women, unaccompanied minors), taking into account the legal background and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute as well as of the German Society for Pediatric Infectiology. In addition, recommendations are given to ensure treatment success in refugees and asylum seekers with tuberculosis, to carry out contact investigations and for preventive treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among refugees and asylum seekers.


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Der Autor gibt an, dass kein Interessenkonflikt besteht.

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