Mette Holm

Tuberculosis among children and adolescents

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  • Victor Dahl Mathiasen
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  • Alexandra Kruse, Hvidovre Hospital
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  • Christian Wejse
  • Peter Henrik Andersen, Statens Serum Institut
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  • Ulrikka Nygaard, Rigshospitalet
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  • Mette Holm

Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents pose a diagnostic challenge due to sparse symptoms and clinical signs. Children are at a much higher risk than adults of progression to severe disease. In this review, the presentation and management of childhood TB is described. TB in children indicates ongoing transmission and is an indicator of failing disease control in the community. Tests suited to predict progression are warranted, and targeting latent infection is essential to achieve TB elimination. We recommend a low threshold for referral of children suspected of active or latent TB.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostik af tuberkulose hos børn og unge
Original languageEnglish
Article numberV09190492
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Volume182
Issue10
Number of pages5
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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