Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 27th, 2005
According to a recently published study from South Africa, "Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis is problematic and symptom based diagnostic approaches are often promoted in high burden settings.
"This study aimed (1) to document the prevalence of symptoms associated with tuberculosis among randomly selected children living in a high burden community, and (2) to compare the prevalence of these symptoms in children without tuberculosis to those in children with newly diagnosed tuberculosis."
"A cross-sectional, community based survey was performed on a 15%...
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