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Clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis in infants.

Authors
  • Vallejo, J G
  • Ong, L T
  • Starke, J R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatrics
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1994
Volume
94
Issue
1
Pages
1–7
Identifiers
PMID: 8008511
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most infants with tuberculosis are symptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and bacteriologic confirmation was obtained in 70% of cases. A contact investigation of the household should be initiated immediately when an infant is suspected of having tuberculosis because valuable information needed to establish the diagnosis and guide therapy in the infant may be obtained. Intensive 6-month and twice weekly directly observed therapy appear to be well-tolerated and effective for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in infants.

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