HAROLD I. PASSES, M.D.
To the editor: There is a serious omission in both "Should Young Adults With a Positive Skin Test Take Isoniazid?" (1), and the editorial "Evaluating Isoniazid Preventive Therapy: The Need For More Data" (2). This omission concerns new arrivals not yet covered by the data assessed in both articles.
Recently, the U.S. immigration authorities announced that 800 000 aliens arrived in the United States in 1980, as well as an unknown number of "illegados," perhaps over 1 million. Add these to the very large number of recent immigrants already here, somewhere between 8 million and 12 million persons, and you
PASSES HI. Isoniazid Prophylaxis in New Immigrants. Ann Intern Med. ;95:657. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-657_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):657.
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