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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children in HIV-Endemic Area of Africa

Purpose:

To evaluate a child <= 12 years of age in a developing country for tuberculosis (TB) using the algorithm of van Rheenen.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, comorbid conditions, public health

ICD-10:

A15, B20

Description:

van Rheenen developed an algorithm for making the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in children living in an HIV-endemic area of Africa. The author is from The Netherlands with the study done in St. Theresa's Mission Hospital in Zambia.

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