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The role of clinical symptoms in the diagnosis of intrathoracic tuberculosis in young children

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Background: Childhood tuberculosis (TB) is usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) culture negative. Furthermore, clinical presentation may be altered by active case finding, isoniazid prophylaxis and early treatment. We aimed to establish the value of presenting symptoms for intrathoracic TB case diagnosis among young children. Methods: Healthy, HIV-uninfected, South African infants in an efficacy trial of a novel TB vaccine (MVA85A) were followed for 2 years for suspected TB. When suspect...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Jenner Institute
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Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
11
Pages:
1157–1162
Publication date:
2015-05-01
Acceptance date:
2015-05-18
Source identifiers:
619177
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uuid:cd29c697-9b50-4c0c-91b8-9d159a6c47a5
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2016-05-03

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