0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Children From Romania: Testing for Tuberculosis

Mark G. Jameson, MD, MPH
JAMA. 1993;269(16):2084-2085. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500160050019.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

To the Editor.  —The recent article by Johnson et al1 presented an excellent overview of the health of children adopted from Romania. As a physician who staffs a tuberculosis clinic that has treated a number of children from Romania, I would like to elaborate on the detection and treatment of tuberculosis discussed in the article.The authors report that 65 children participated in the study. While 61 (94%) were screened for parasites and 58 (89%) were screened for hepatitis B, only 41 (63%) were screened for tuberculosis with a purified protein derivative (PPD). In 1991, foreign-born persons accounted for 26% of the active tuberculosis cases in the United States.2 A majority of foreign-born persons who develop tuberculosis do so within the first 5 years after they enter the United States.3 Thus, screening of all these persons for tuberculosis on entry to the United States is important.In

Topics

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

18 Views
0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
×
brightcove.createExperiences();