Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis in Malawi: an audit of hospital practice.

@article{Weismuller2002DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis in Malawi: an audit of hospital practice.},
  author={Menco M Weismuller and Steve M. Graham and N J M Claessens and Sander Meijnen and Felix M. L. Salaniponi and Anthony D Harries},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={432-8}
}
SETTING All 44 non-private hospitals in Malawi that register and treat children with tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE To determine 1) clinical features and diagnostic practices in children registered with TB, and 2) the use of the WHO score chart in diagnosis. DESIGN A cross-sectional study of all children aged 14 years or below in hospital receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment, using reviews of treatment cards, case files and chest X-rays and performing a clinical assessment. RESULTS There… CONTINUE READING

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