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Pulmonary tuberculosis: Management in children has special considerations

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1392-b (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1392
  1. David Burgner (dburgner@paed.uwa.edu.au), senior lecturer, paediatric infectious diseases,
  2. Sarah Cherian, research fellow in refugee child health,
  3. Janet Geddes, clinical fellow in refugee child health and paediatric infectious diseases,
  4. Delane Shingadia, consultant in paediatric infectious diseases
  1. School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
  2. School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
  3. Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA 6008
  4. Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1

    EDITOR—The review of tuberculosis management by Campbell and Bah-Sow understates the importance of tuberculosis in children.1 An estimated 1.3 million new cases occur annually in children aged 15 or younger,2 and one third of the 1.7 million annual deaths occur in children.3 The distinction between latent tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease is of particular importance in children. Younger infants have …

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