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Prospective evaluation of World Health Organization criteria to assist diagnosis of tuberculosis in children
Because of the difficulty in confirming childhood tuberculosis (TB), the World Health Organization (WHO) proposes a hierarchical approach to diagnosis using history and certain clinical features to help to improve the ...
Genome and MIC stability in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and indications for continuation of use of isoniazid in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to two or more of the first line antituberculosis drugs (MDR) are a serious threat to successful tuberculosis control programmes. For this retrospective study, 85 follow-up drug ...
Culture-positive tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus type 1- infected children
Background. Adults infected by HIV have increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and progress more rapidly to disease. HIV and tuberculosis (TB) coinfection in children has been reported but often lacks ...
Management of children with tuberculosis admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit
Objectives. To review the incidence, clinical features, ventilatory support and outcome of children with tuberculosis (TB) admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in a region with an high incidence of TB. Materials ...