High prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Webb2009HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Emma Alice Webb and Anneke Catharina Hesseling and Hendrik Simon Schaaf and Robert Gie and C. J. Lombard and A Spitaels and Sue Delport and B J Marais and Kirsty Donald and Peter Hindmarsh and Nulda Beyers},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={868-74}
}
SETTING Western Cape Province, South Africa. OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease in children with type 1 diabetes and to investigate the association between glycaemic control and prevalence of TB infection and disease. DESIGN Cross-sectional hospital-based study conducted at two public referral hospitals. All children and adolescents (aged <21 years) with type 1 diabetes underwent a Mantoux tuberculin skin test (>or=10 mm classified as… CONTINUE READING
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