|Title:||Ambulatory independence is associated with higher incidence of latent tuberculosis infection in long-term care facilities in Taiwan||Authors:||Lin, Shang-Yi
|Keywords:||Activity of daily living; Ambulation; Latent tuberculosis; Long-term care facility; Nursing homes; Tuberculosis||Issue Date:||Apr-2021||Publisher:||ELSEVIER TAIWAN||Journal Volume:||54||Journal Issue:||2||Start page/Pages:||319||Source:||Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi||Abstract:||
Tuberculosis (TB) in the elderly population remains a major challenge in areas with intermediate disease burden like Taiwan. Despite the increasing burden and high risks of TB in the elderly population, particularly those living in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), diagnostic testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has not been carefully evaluated in this group. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and predictors of LTBI in older adults living in LTCFs.
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