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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 ...
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 ...