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Inclusion of latent tuberculosis infection as a separate entity into the international classification of diseases

Inclusion of latent tuberculosis infection as a separate entity into the international classification of diseases
Inclusion of latent tuberculosis infection as a separate entity into the international classification of diseases
The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) proposed by the WHO is currently in the consultation phase. In common with previous versions of the ICD this revised version does not contain a code for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), contrasting with the inclusion of a large number of codes for various manifestations of active tuberculosis (TB). Inclusion of a separate code for LTBI into ICD-11 is critically important for epidemiological, clinical and research purposes. On behalf of the Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trialsgroup, we encourage colleagues worldwide who are caring for TB patients or are involved in TB research to join us in supporting the case for a long overdue ICD code for LTBI.

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Tebruegge, Marc
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Kampmann, B.
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Tebruegge, Marc, Salo, E., Ritz, N. and Kampmann, B. (2012) Inclusion of latent tuberculosis infection as a separate entity into the international classification of diseases. Thorax. (doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202824). (PMID:23128034 )

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The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) proposed by the WHO is currently in the consultation phase. In common with previous versions of the ICD this revised version does not contain a code for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), contrasting with the inclusion of a large number of codes for various manifestations of active tuberculosis (TB). Inclusion of a separate code for LTBI into ICD-11 is critically important for epidemiological, clinical and research purposes. On behalf of the Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trialsgroup, we encourage colleagues worldwide who are caring for TB patients or are involved in TB research to join us in supporting the case for a long overdue ICD code for LTBI.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 350869
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350869
ISSN: 0040-6376
PURE UUID: e78d512d-1288-4b86-8696-cbd645761550

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Date deposited: 09 Apr 2013 13:17
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 21:38

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Author: Marc Tebruegge
Author: E. Salo
Author: N. Ritz
Author: B. Kampmann

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