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Guidelines for the prevention and management of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in adult patients with chronic kidney disease
  1. Prepared by members of the Guideline Group on behalf of the British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee and Joint Tuberculosis Committee,
  2. Heather Milburn1,
  3. Neil Ashman2,
  4. Peter Davies3,
  5. Sarah Doffman4,
  6. Francis Drobniewski5,
  7. Saye Khoo6,
  8. Peter Ormerod7,
  9. Marlies Ostermann8,
  10. Catherine Snelson9
  1. 1Chest Clinic, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London UK
  2. 2Barts' and the London Renal Centre, London, UK
  3. 3Liverpool NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  4. 4Brighton General Hospital, Brighton, UK
  5. 5Barts' and the London, London, UK
  6. 6University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  7. 7Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK
  8. 8Guy's Hospital, London, UK
  9. 9Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr H Milburn, Consultant Respiratory Physician (Chairman), Chest Clinic, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Street, London SE1 9RT, UK; heather.milburn{at}


Guidelines have been compiled by the Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society for the prevention and management of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in patients with all grades of renal impairment.

  • Guidelines
  • tuberculosis
  • latent tuberculosis
  • chronic kidney disease

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  • Competing interests All members of the Guidelines Committee were asked to submit a written record of possible conflicts of interest to the Standards of Care Committee of the BTS. PD has acted as an advisor for Oxford Immunotec (UK) and has received an honorarium. No other conflicts of interest were declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.