Proposal of an improved score method for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in childhood in developing countries.

@article{Migliori1992ProposalOA,
  title={Proposal of an improved score method for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in childhood in developing countries.},
  author={Giovanni Battista Migliori and Alessandro Borghesi and P Rossanigo and C Adriko and Monica Neri and Simone Santini and Alessandro Bartoloni and Franco Paradisi and G Acocella},
  journal={Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={145-9}
}
210 children aged less than 5 years, referred to the Arua Regional TB Centre (Uganda) for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), were examined by anamnesis, clinical examination, Mantoux test, gastric washing, chest X-ray. The response to treatment criterion was applied to the patients treated. According to the score method suggested by Ghidey and Habte, 31 children were diagnosed as PTB patients. 30 of the 31 children with PTB tested positive for alcohol acid-fast bacilli (AAFB) in the… CONTINUE READING
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