Tuberculosis immunology in children: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and opportunities.

@article{Lewinsohn2004TuberculosisII,
  title={Tuberculosis immunology in children: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and opportunities.},
  author={David M Lewinsohn and Maria Laura Gennaro and L Scholvinck},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={658-74}
}
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most important causes of infectious morbidity and mortality worldwide. Young children are more likely to develop severe disease from the causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These clinical observations likely reflect fundamental differences in the immune systems of young children and adults. Essential to effective TB… CONTINUE READING