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The impact of a change in bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine policy on tuberculosis incidence in children in Cape Town, South Africa
BACKGROUND: A decision by the South African National Department of Health to change the route of administration and strain of bacille Calmette- Guérin (BCG) vaccine was implemented in Cape Town, South Africa, between July ...
Tuberculous meningitis and miliary tuberculosis in young children
OBJECTIVES: To document the clinical and diagnostic features of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in young children with and without concomitant miliary tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: A retrospective comparative study. RESULTS: ...
Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a threat to global control of tuberculosis
Although progress has been made to reduce global incidence of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis during the past decade threatens to ...
Diagnostic aspects of cervical lymphadenopathy in children in the developing world: A study of 1,877 surgical specimens
Chronic cervical lymphadenopathy is a common clinical problem frequently requiring surgical biopsy. To evaluate the characteristics of surgically excised cervical lymph nodes (LN) in children in a developing country, we ...
Childhood tuberculosis: An emerging and previously neglected problem
Although awareness is growing, childhood tuberculosis (TB) remains a neglected disease in many resource-limited settings. In part this reflects operational difficulties, lack of visibility in official reports, as well as ...