Pediatric tuberculosis in young children in India: a prospective study

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2013-11-11
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BioMed Research International
Summary: 
Background: India has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) burdens globally. However, few studies have focused on TB in young children, a vulnerable population, where lack of early diagnosis results in poor outcomes.
 
Methods: Young children (≤ 5 years) with suspected TB were prospectively enrolled at a tertiary hospital in Pune, India. Detailed clinical evaluation, HIV testing, mycobacterial cultures, and drug susceptibility testing were performed.
Citation: 
Jain SK, Ordonez A, Kinikar A, Gupte N, Thakar M, Mave V, Jubulis J, Dharamshale S, Desai S, Hatolkar S, Kagal A, Lalvani A, Gupta A, Bharadwaj R. Pediatric tuberculosis in young children in India: a prospective study. BioMed Res Int. Vol. 2013 Nov 11; Article ID 783698, doi:10.1155/2013/783698.PMCID: PMC3872373.
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  • Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India
  • National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India Imperial College London, London, UK