Does intensified case finding increase tuberculosis case notification among children in resource-poor settings? A report from Nigeria.

@article{Oshi2016DoesIC,
  title={Does intensified case finding increase tuberculosis case notification among children in resource-poor settings? A report from Nigeria.},
  author={Daniel Chukwunweolu Oshi and Joseph Ngozi Chukwu and Charles Chukwunalu Nwafor and Anthony Obiamaka Meka and Nelson Okechukwu Madichie and Chidubem L Ogbudebe and Ugochukwu Uchenna Onyeonoro and Joy N Ikebudu and Ngozi Onyeanunam Ekeke and Moses Chibueze Anyim and Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja and Emmanuel Nwabueze Aguwa},
  journal={International journal of mycobacteriology},
  year={2016},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          44-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Passive case detection in national TB programmes is associated with low case notification, especially in children. This study was undertaken to improve detection of childhood TB in resource-poor settings through intensified case-finding strategies. METHODS A community-based intervention was carried out in six states in Nigeria. The creation of TB awareness was undertaken, and work aids… CONTINUE READING
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