Tuberculosis: Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control in Scotland
The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is influenced by risk factors such as exposure to, and susceptibility to, TB and levels of deprivation (poverty, housing, nutrition and access to healthcare), and differs in different parts of the United Kingdom. Where scientific evidence supports it, this guideline makes recommendations on service organisation, as well as for individual teams of healthcare professionals. The guideline aims to focus NHS resources where they will combat the spread of TB, and some sections deal with high- and low-incidence areas separately. The guideline was designed for use in the National Health Service in England and Wales and adapted for use in Scotland.