childhood tuberculosis

child·hood tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

initial (primary) infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, characterized by pneumonic lesions in the middle parts of the lungs, rarely cavitary, with rapid spread to lymph nodes in hilar and paratracheal areas; more often seen in childhood, but the pattern is not limited to children.
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About Childhood Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a leading infectious disease killer and is caused by bacteria that spreads through microscopic droplets released into the air when someone with the untreated, active form of tuberculosis coughs or sneezes.
He said that the protective healthcare programmes aim at reducing morbidity, disabilities and mortality caused by seven vaccine preventable diseases namely Childhood Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Neonatal Tetanus and Hepatitis-B by vaccinating all children below one year of age, in addition, all pregnant women are vaccinated against tetanus.
Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said that the protective healthcare programmes aim at reducing morbidity, disabilities and mortality caused by seven vaccine preventable diseases namely Childhood Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Neonatal tetanus and Hepatitis-B by vaccinating all children below one year of age, in addition, all pregnant women are vaccinated against tetanus.
Close on the heels of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 releasing some data on childhood tuberculosis for the first time, one plenary at the recently concluded 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur was dedicated to Childhood TB: We Need to Do More.
Haji Ehsan-ud-Din Qureshi said that Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) aims at reducing morbidity, disabilities and mortality caused by seven vaccine preventable diseases namely Childhood Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Neonatal tetanus and Hepatitis-B by vaccinating all children below one year of age.
Bacteriology of childhood tuberculosis in Ibadan, Nigeria: a five-year review.
New approaches and emerging technologies in the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis.
Culture-confirmed childhood tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa: a review of 596 cases.
To the Editor: BCG (Mycobacterium bovis BCG) is a vaccine for preventing childhood tuberculosis (TB), especially military and meningeal TB.
Epidemiology and treatment outcome of childhood tuberculosis in England and Wales: 1999 to 2006.
13) Two years earlier, childhood tuberculosis accounted for 135.