Physicians' attitudes towards self-treatment of latent tuberculosis [Short communication]
We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess physicians' attitudes towards self-treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) based on real-time responses related to actual purified protein derivative (PPD) results, in addition to using hypothetical situations for those who were PPD-negative. We also obtained information on physicians' recommendations for their patients to treat this condition. Although the physicians claimed to recommend optimal treatment to their patients, the majority of them had different attitudes when considering treatment for themselves. There appears to be a discrepancy between physicians' attitudes to self-treatment and their management of patients with LTBI.