Potential effect of NICE tuberculosis guidelines on paediatric tuberculosis screening.

  title={Potential effect of NICE tuberculosis guidelines on paediatric tuberculosis screening.},
  author={Roscoe E Taylor and Andrew James Cant and Julia Clark},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={93 3},
OBJECTIVE Assays based on interferon gamma (IFNgamma) are an exciting new development for screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in adults, but there are limited data on their effectiveness in children. Nevertheless new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend their use when screening paediatric tuberculosis (TB) contacts. We evaluated the potential effect of the new NICE guidelines on current paediatric practice. DESIGN Children screened… CONTINUE READING

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