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High prevalence of drug resistance amongst HIV-exposed and -infected children in a tuberculosis prevention trial
An emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in settings affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) has been observed. We investigated the prevalence of DR-TB in P1041, a multicentred, ...
Interferon-gamma release assays for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children with cancer
SETTING: The paediatric oncology unit at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, South Africa. OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and two commercial interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for the ...
Pyrazinamide plasma concentrations in young children with tuberculosis
Pyrazinamide plasma concentrations were determined in 34 children (median age, 3.32 years) 1 month after commencing antituberculosis treatment. The median (interquartile range) peak concentration was 30.7 (25.5, 35.0) mg/L ...