Tuberculosis in Children

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Magnitude of the problem

In India nearly 3-4 million children have tuberculosis and another 94 million are at risk for this disease. The annual infection rate is about 3%. These figures are underestimates as they have not included children under the age of 5 years. The usual sources of infection are adults. An infected individual can transmit the infection to as many as 20 contacts.

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KrishnanS 

Very simple, informative and good coverage of the topic.
Dr S krishnan
Apollo-Hyderabad

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