International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


The Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Severely Acute Malnourished Children – A Cross Sectional Study
      Dr B S Payghan, Dr Swapna S Kadam, Dr Kotresh M
Abstract: Introduction: Globally, about 1 million cases of pediatric tuberculosis are estimated to occur every year accounting for 10-15% of all tuberculosis; with more than 100,000 estimated deaths every year, it is one of the top 10 causes of childhood mortality.1 The source of infection to a child is usually an adult, often family member with sputum smear positive tuberculosis. The frequency of childhood tuberculosis in a given population depends on: (a) the number of infectious cases ;( b) closeness of contact with an infectious case; (c) the age of child when exposed to tuberculosis; and (d) the age structure of the population .2The objective of this study was to study the prevalence of Tuberculosis among severely acute malnourished children and socio-demographic factors associated with it.

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Dr B S Payghan, Dr Swapna S Kadam, Dr Kotresh M (2018); The Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Severely Acute Malnourished Children – A Cross Sectional Study; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0713.php?rp=P191429
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