Progression of active trachoma to scarring in a cohort of Tanzanian children.

  title={Progression of active trachoma to scarring in a cohort of Tanzanian children.},
  author={Sheila K West and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Harran A. Mkocha and Ying Hen Hsieh and Michael C Lynch},
  journal={Ophthalmic epidemiology},
  volume={8 2-3},
Risk factors for the incidence of scarring are needed to inform trachoma control programs in countries hyperendemic for this blinding disease. A cohort of pre-school children with constant, severe trachoma, and an age, sex, and neighborhood matched cohort of children without constant severe trachoma were followed for seven years to determine the incidence of scarring. The incidence of scarring in the children with constant severe trachoma was 29.2% versus 9.6% in the comparison group. In a… CONTINUE READING

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