Clinical perspectives of childhood tuberculosis in Taiwan

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is an important public health issue in Taiwan and worldwide. Taiwan has made major progress in combating TB in the past 40 years. However, childhood TB still constitutes a significant challenge in disease control. From January to mid December 2011, 369 new cases of pediatric TB were confirmed. The relatively low case number and variable clinical presentations made it difficult for early detection. Latent TB infections in children also pose further complexity in clinical management. Knowledge of the clinical features of active and latent TB infection is crucial for efficient TB control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-743
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume110
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

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Taiwan
Tuberculosis
Latent Tuberculosis
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Pediatrics

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Clinical perspectives of childhood tuberculosis in Taiwan. / Ho, Tzong Shiann; Wang, Shih Min; Shen, Ching Fen; Lee, Kuan Hsien; Liu, Ching Chuan.

In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Vol. 110, No. 12, 01.12.2011, p. 737-743.

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