Items tagged with Pediatrics

Contact with MDR-TB led to latent infection in some children (post)

After contact with a teacher diagnosed with multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis, 31 children developed latent infection, according to recent study results published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Pulmonary TB in 17% of HIV+ Asian children, one third already on ART (post)

Almost 1 in 5 HIV-positive children in a 13-year Asian observational study had pulmonary tuberculosis. More than one third of pulmonary TB cases developed after antiretroviral therapy (ART) had begun.

Tuberculosis: US-born children of immigrants at high risk (post)

Children born in the United States are 6 times more likely to have tuberculosis (TB) if at least 1 parent was born abroad, according to a study published online February 10 in Pediatrics.

Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African children (post)

A $3 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital to study the genetic factors that affect the progression of tuberculosis and HIV in one of the largest populations infected with the diseases yet to be studied– children in sub-Saharan Africa.

TB Alliance establishes advisory group to help end neglect of children with TB and get desperately-needed TB medicines to children (post)

TB Alliance, an international non-profit that develops better, faster-acting, and affordable tuberculosis (TB) drugs, announced the establishment of an advisory group of prominent health and development experts that will support the TB Alliance’s initiative to fight TB in children.

New childhood tuberculosis estimates double the number previously thought (post)

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston have estimated that around one million children suffer from tuberculosis (TB) annually— twice the number previously thought to have tuberculosis and three times the number that are diagnosed every year. The researchers also estimated that around 32,000 children suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) annually.  These findings are published in The Lancet on March 23, 2014. 

Register now for webinar: Improving TB treatment for children (post)

You can see here details for an upcoming webinar by the TB Alliance on improving pediatric TB treatment (April 9).

India: Pilot project initiated to detect TB in children (post)

CHENNAI: For most tubercolosis patients and their families, their health is often put to test by their countless visits to hospitals and scan centres. In the end, many may be diagnosed early as having the dreaded bacteria, but several others with the infection — most of them children.

Childhood TB: symptom-based contact screening safe, reliable (post)

From total neglect till a few years ago, childhood TB is now taking centrestage. A couple of days back, the WHO released an updated guidance for national TB programmes (NTPs) on the management of tuberculosis in children.

Blood from children with tuberculosis provides key to diagnosis (post)

The identification of a distinct genetic ‘signature’ in the blood of infected children could turn around notoriously poor TB diagnosis rates, say an international body of scientists.

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