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Unrecognized pediatric adult-type tuberculosis puts school contacts at risk


Steppacher, Anna; Scheer, Ianina; Relly, Christa; Začek, Bea; Turk, Alexander; Altpeter, Ekkehardt; Berger, Christoph; Nadal, David (2014). Unrecognized pediatric adult-type tuberculosis puts school contacts at risk. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(3):325-328.

Abstract

Adolescents with an immigrant background who are from tuberculosis high-incidence regions were at highest risk to develop adult-type tuberculosis disease in a low-incidence region during a 20-year period. If diagnosis and treatment were delayed up to 6 months, latent tuberculosis infection was detected in almost half of the affected individuals' school contacts.

Abstract

Adolescents with an immigrant background who are from tuberculosis high-incidence regions were at highest risk to develop adult-type tuberculosis disease in a low-incidence region during a 20-year period. If diagnosis and treatment were delayed up to 6 months, latent tuberculosis infection was detected in almost half of the affected individuals' school contacts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:24 Mar 2014 13:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:44
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0891-3668
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000091
PubMed ID:24168975

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