Gonzalo Alvarez, MD, MPH, FRCPC
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON

The treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), referred to as tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT), is paramount as Canada moves towards TB elimination. We will review all of the new regimens that are now being recommended since the last Canadian guidelines were published in 2013. We will also review specific populations and recommended treatment approaches including transplants, pregnancy, contacts of a drug resistant case, renal disease. A suggested approach to pre-treatment evaluation and evaluation during treatment will be presented. We will also review emerging regimens that are being investigated.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn the new first line treatments available for latent TB infection treatment;
  • Learn about the management of TB preventive treatment in specific populations; and
  • Learn the pre-treatment evaluation and evaluation during treatment.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Scholar