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Tuberculosis in children, adolescents, and women
Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Since tuberculosis was declared a global emergency in 1993, the introduction of the directly observed treatment short-course (DOTS) and DOTS-Plus strategies has saved millions of lives, but has had little effect on transmission. Tuberculosis remains the leading infectious disease killer on the planet. Of the 7 million new tuberculosis cases notified to WHO in 2018, 58% were men, 34% were women, and 8% were children (aged <15 years). The tuberculosis disease burden in children, adolescents, and women ( appendix ) imposes continuing challenges.
Marais BJ, Amanullah F, Gupta A, Becerra MC, Snow K, Ngadaya E, Sharma M, Hesseling AC, Chakaya M, Zumla A. Tuberculosis in children, adolescents, and women. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Apr;8(4):335-337. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30077-1. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32113571.