Tuberculosis in children
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Tuberculosis in children evolution, control, treatment by F. J. W. Miller

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English


  • Tuberculosis -- Child.

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Statementby F. J. W. Miller, R. M. E. Seal, Mary D. Taylor ; with contributions by W. R. Probert, D. M. E. Thomas.
ContributionsSeal, R. M. E., Taylor, Mary D.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 615 p. :
Number of Pages615
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14735548M

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Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Literature & Fiction, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Education & Reference, Animals, Activities, Crafts & Games & more at everyday low prices. Apr 05,  · Treatment is recommended for children with latent TB infection to prevent them from developing TB disease. Infants, young children, and immunocompromised children with latent TB infection or children in close contact with someone with infectious TB disease, require special consideration because they are at increased risk for getting TB disease. This book provides all the vital information you need to know about tuberculosis, especially in the face of drug-resistant strains of the disease. Coverage includes which patient populations face an elevated risk of infection, as well as which therapies are appropriate and how to correctly monitor ongoing treatment so that patients are cured. The valley is notorious for tuberculosis. You will find every form of it here: skin tuberculosis, brain tuberculosis, intestinal tuberculosis. Many cases of meningitis, which is deadly within hours. The workmen have tuberculosis from the dirt they dig around in, the farmers have it .

The recent revision of recommendations for dosages and regimens for the treatment of TB in children, although evidence-based, has resulted in significant challenges for implementation. The major problem is that currently available FDCs do not match the new, higher doses. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis disease is caused by infection with organisms of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Most infections caused by M tuberculosis complex in children and adolescents are asymptomatic. When tuberculosis disease occurs, clinical manifestations most often appear 1 to 6 months after infection (up to 18 months for osteoarticular disease) and include fever, weight loss or poor weight. Tuberculosis in children Childhood TB has been neglected for decades and has long been an overlooked area within global TB control. Poor ascertainment and reporting of cases of TB prevent accurate estimation of the European burden of disease in children.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. Are children and are exposed to adults at risk of TB;. With over 10 million new TB cases and million deaths, TB is a global health priority. Multidrug-resistant TB is of particular concern to both clinicians and national TB programmes: in , there were new rifampicin-resistant cases and confirmed multidrug-resistant TB cases. Despite extensive investigation over the years, there is still a great deal to learn about the. Children who develop TB disease usually do so within two years of first being infected. A small number of older children develop TB later, either due to reactivation following a period when the TB bacteria have been dormant, or as a result of reinfection. Some children are at . Primary tuberculosis today in the US occurs most commonly in young children; often clinically silent, it usually is discovered during the investigation of contacts of an infectious case. 8 As described above, during the 4–12 weeks following inhalation of infected droplets, local tissue reactions develop in the lungs and lympho-hematogenous dissemination of tubercle bacilli occurs, along with.