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Xpert MTB/RIF assay can be used on archived gastric aspirate and induced sputum samples for sensitive diagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis
(BioMed Central, 2015-09-29)
Background Tuberculosis (TB) in children is neglected, mainly due to lack of sensitive diagnostic tools. Recently Xpert MTB/RIF assay has revolutionized the diagnostic field, but its usefulness in pediatric TB has not ...
Childhood tuberculosis : risk assessment and diagnosis
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-10)
Missed opportunities in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1993)
In 52% of children with confirmed and probable tuberculosis the diagnosis could have been made earlier than it was. The main clinical clues which should have led to suspicion of tuberculosis were close adult contacts and ...
Risk factors for infection and disease in child contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis : a cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2013-08)
Background: Young children exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis have a high risk of disease progression following infection. This study aimed to determine risk factors for M. tuberculosis infection and disease in children ...
Novel application of NIH case definitions in a paediatric tuberculosis contact investigation study
(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2015-04)
BACKGROUND: International (National Institutes of Health [NIH]) case definitions have been proposed for paediatric tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic studies. The relevance of these definitions for contact tracing studies is ...
TB or not TB? An evaluation of children with an incorrect initial diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1995)
Object. The aim of the study was to identify diagnoses that are confused with pulmonary tuberculosis in children. Design. Prospective, investigative clinical study. Setting. Tertiary care teaching hospital and an urban ...