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HISTORY OF CONTACT

on May 16 at 01:30 PM
HISTORY OF CONTACT 
The examiner may uae leading questions to enquire 
about recent occurrence of any communicable disease 
in the family or in a close contact. For instance, the 
examiner can ask whether anybody in the family has 
chronic cough with expectoration to elicit history of 
contact with tuberculosis. Indirect evidence about 
this may also be obtained by enquiring if anybody 
in the family has been on antitubercular medication. 
The communicable status of the disease may be 
derived from the compliance to treatment and the 
duration of treatment completed. 
History of contact with tuberculosis is present if any 
person in contACt with the patient is a case of open 
tuberculosis, is on treatment with antitubercular drugs 
or has completed treatment within 2 years

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