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Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology): 2 hour(s)
Course number 20-547961, approved through 9/1/2020


  • Review the history of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and developing antibiotic resistance.
  • Discuss the global case load of tuberculosis (TB), including India, Italy, and the United States (US)-Mexican border.
  • Describe two pediatric TB cases.
  • Diagram and explain MTB pathogenesis.
  • Discuss laboratory methods of MTB diagnosis and susceptibility testing.
  • Review methods of TB treatment and control.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
      • Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
  • Background
      • History
      • Early Treatment
      • TB Wonder Drugs
      • Transmission
      • Spread of Resistance: Escalation of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
      • Spread of Resistance: Global Emergency
  • Global View
      • India
      • Development of Selective Resistance in India
      • Italy
      • Source of Infection in Italian School Epidemic
      • Case Study of Drug Resistance in Two Children: Patient 1
      • Case Study of Drug Resistance in Two Children: Patient 2
      • Case Study of Drug Resistance in Two Children: Treatment Summary for Both Cases
      • Comparison of Italian Pediatric Cases
      • United States (US)-Mexican Border
      • United States (US)-Mexican Border, continued
  • Pathogenesis
      • Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis (TB) Infection
  • Laboratory Diagnosis
      • Laboratory Diagnosis
      • Acid-fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear Microscopy
      • Culture
      • Identification (ID)
      • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST)
      • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST): Example of an Automated System
      • Molecular Detection of Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Strains: Isoniazid (INH) Resistance
      • Molecular Detection of Mutidrug-Resistant (MDR) Strains: Rifampin (RIF) Resistance
  • Treatment and Control of Antibiotic-resistant TB
      • Treatment
      • Control and Prevention
  • Looking Ahead
      • Looking Ahead
  • References
      • References


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