TST positivity in household contacts of tuberculosis patients: a case-contact study in Malawi

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BACKGROUND Screening household contacts of active tuberculosis (TB) patients is recommended for TB control. Due to resource constraints this rarely occurs in lower income countries. Demographic and clinical features of index cases may influence the likelihood of onwards TB transmission. It has also been proposed that accumulation of intracellular lipid… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2348-2

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