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Tuberculosis in children.

Authors
  • Marais, Ben J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
50
Issue
10
Pages
759–767
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12503
PMID: 24548085
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major, but often unrecognised, cause of disease and death in young children from countries with high TB incidence rates among adults. It is also relevant to paediatricians in low-incidence countries, such as Australia, because of increased international travel, immigration and refugee resettlement. This manuscript provides a brief overview of the global TB disease burden, the natural history of disease in children, and offers guidance on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB in children.

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