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Pulmonary tuberculosis in children with rheumatic carditis

dc.contributor.authorKalis N.N.
dc.contributor.authorVan Der Merwe P.-L.
dc.contributor.authorNel E.D.
dc.contributor.authorGie R.P.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:15:56Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:15:56Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationCardiovascular Journal of South Africa
dc.identifier.citationSUPPL. 5
dc.identifier.issn10159657
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13559
dc.description.abstractRheumatic carditis is the commonest acquired heart lesion in children in South Africa, and tuberculosis is one of the major health problems in the Western Cape. This study determined that children with rheumatic fever have an approximate nine times increased risk of developing pulmonary tuberculosis. The reasons for this are unclear, but these findings emphasise the need for health personnel managing children with rheumatic carditis to have a high index of suspicion of pulmonary tuberculosis.
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectdisease association
dc.subjecthigh risk population
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectinfection risk
dc.subjectlung tuberculosis
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectrheumatic heart disease
dc.titlePulmonary tuberculosis in children with rheumatic carditis
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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