PIAC Case Series
Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency Program

PIAC Case Series

Case 10 - Harbert, 35 years old

Harbert is a 35 y/o Nigerian male with weight loss and cough. Pulmonary TB is suspected.


1) What isolation precautions are indicated?

  • What does airborne isolation for TB entail? 
  • Why is this different than airborne isolation for varicella/diss zoster?

2) Do HCW or family members need PPD testing?

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