Evaluation of new strategies for the diagnosis of tuberculosis among pediatric contacts of tuberculosis patients.

BACKGROUND In young children, underdiagnosis and diagnostic delay have an adverse effect on morbidity and mortality of tuberculosis (TB). This study evaluated new strategies for early TB diagnosis using an outpatient protocol in children between 0 and 5 years of age, with a recent household TB contact. METHODS Case recruitment was performed in Manaus… CONTINUE READING