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Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers

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List of Abbreviations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AFB
acid-fast bacilli

ART
antiretroviral therapy

AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome

ALT
alanine aminotransferase

AST
aspartate aminotransferase

ATS
American Thoracic Society

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DOT
directly observed therapy

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

HIV
human immunodeficiency virus

IGRA
interferon-gamma release assay

IFN-γ
interferon-gamma

INH
isoniazid

LTBI
latent TB infection

MDR TB
multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

MMWR
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

PPD
purified protein derivative

QFT-GIT
QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-tube

RIF
rifampin

RPT
rifapentine

TB
tuberculosis

TNF-α
tumor necrosis factor-alpha

TST
tuberculin skin test

WHO
World Health Organization

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