Evaluation of young children in contact with adult multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a 30-month follow-up.

@article{Schaaf2002EvaluationOY,
  title={Evaluation of young children in contact with adult multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a 30-month follow-up.},
  author={Hendrik Simon Schaaf and Robert Gie and Magdalene Kennedy and Nulda Beyers and Peter B. Hesseling and Peter Roderick Donald},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={765-71}
}
SETTING The Western Cape Province of South Africa, an area with a high tuberculosis (TB) incidence, where initial multidrug resistance (MDR) among adult TB cases was 1.1% during 1992-1993. OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term prevalence of TB infection and disease in children in household contact with adults with MDR pulmonary TB, and to establish the efficacy of chemoprophylaxis in preventing disease in these children. METHOD Children <5 years old in contact with 73 MDR TB adults were… CONTINUE READING

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