New approaches and emerging technologies in the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis.

@article{Marais2007NewAA,
  title={New approaches and emerging technologies in the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis.},
  author={Ben J. Marais and Madhukar Pai},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={124-33}
}
Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has long been neglected by TB control programmes, as children tend to develop sputum smear-negative disease and rarely contribute to disease transmission. However, children suffer severe TB-related morbidity and mortality in areas with endemic TB and carry a significant proportion of the global disease burden. Apart from improved control of the global TB epidemic, access to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is essential to reduce the disease burden… CONTINUE READING

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