7.1 Definition of a tuberculosis case

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    A tuberculosis (TB) case is a patient that has been diagnosed as such by a clinician, regardless if the diagnosis has been confirmed bacteriologically or not.


    The elements necessary for defining a TB case are: the TB treatment history, the bacteriological status, the anatomical site of the disease and the patient’s HIV status.


    Note: any person receiving treatment for TB should be recorded as a TB case.