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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340240/osteonecrosis-splenic-calcification-sickle-cell-disease
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A K Pannu, A Lakshman, V Damaraju, S Jain, S C Varma
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major public health problem. Approximately 300,000 children born annually with the disease. SCD is a chronic condition, and spleen and bone are two commonly affected organs. We recently had the opportunity of observing a girl with deformed femoral head and calcified lesions in spleen, who was initially diagnosed as disseminated tuberculosis, but later a diagnosis of SCD was made on detailed hematological investigations and advanced imaging techniques.
March 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338723/non-specific-effects-of-bcg-vaccination-on-morbidity-among-children-in-greenland-a-population-based-cohort-study
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S Haahr, S W Michelsen, M Andersson, K Bjorn-Mortensen, B Soborg, J Wohlfahrt, M Melbye, A Koch
Background: The potential non-specific effects of BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccination, with reported reduction of infectious disease morbidity among vaccinated children, in addition to the protective effect against tuberculosis (TB), are highly debated. In Greenland, BCG vaccination was introduced in 1955, but temporarily discontinued from 1991 to 1996 due to nationwide policy changes. Using the transient vaccination stop, we aimed to investigate possible non-specific effects of BCG vaccination by measuring nation-wide hospitalization rates due to infectious diseases other than TB among vaccinated and unvaccinated children...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333710/sonographic-findings-of-abdominal-tuberculosis-in-children-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Sabine Bélard, Tom Heller, Viyanti Orie, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Lindy Bateman, Lesley Workman, Martin P Grobusch, Heather J Zar
Ultrasound reports of 102 children with microbiologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) showed that 23/37 (64%) and 23/65 (36%) had TB suggestive abdominal lymphadenopathy and 16/37 (44%) and 8/65(13%) had splenic micro-abscesses, respectively. Splenic micro-abscesses were associated with HIV-infection (p=0.041). These data suggest that pulmonary TB is often complicated by abdominal TB in children.
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333284/revisiting-the-mutant-prevention-concentration-to-guide-dosing-in-childhood-tuberculosis
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Devan Jaganath, H Simon Schaaf, Peter R Donald
The mutant prevention concentration (MPC) is a well-known concept in the chemotherapy of many bacterial infections, but is seldom considered in relation to tuberculosis (TB) treatment, as the required concentrations are generally viewed as unachievable without undue toxicity. Early studies revealed single mutations conferring high MICs of first- and second-line anti-TB agents; however, the growing application of genomics and quantitative drug susceptibility testing in TB suggests a wide range of MICs often determined by specific mutations and strain type...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328809/infectious-diseases-prevalence-vaccination-coverage-and-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-population-of-internationally-adopted-children-referred-to-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-from-2009-to-2015
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Sara Sollai, Francesca Ghetti, Leila Bianchi, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini
Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5.40 years; interquartile range: 3.00-7.90) were enrolled, 123/1612 (7...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328735/building-workforce-capacity-abroad-while-strengthening-global-health-programs-at-home-participation-of-seven-harvard-affiliated-institutions-in-a-health-professional-training-initiative-in-rwanda
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Corrado Cancedda, Robert Riviello, Kim Wilson, Kirstin W Scott, Meenu Tuteja, Jane R Barrow, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Gene Bukhman, Jennifer Scott, Danny Milner, Giuseppe Raviola, Barbara Weissman, Stacy Smith, Tej Nuthulaganti, Craig D McClain, Barbara E Bierer, Paul E Farmer, Anne E Becker, Agnes Binagwaho, Joseph Rhatigan, David E Golan
A consortium of 22 U.S. academic institutions is currently participating in the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program (HRH Program). Led by the Rwandan Ministry of Health and funded by both the U.S. Government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the primary goal of this seven-year initiative is to help Rwanda train the number of health professionals necessary to reach the country's health workforce targets. Since 2012, the participating U.S. academic institutions have deployed faculty from a variety of health-related disciplines and clinical specialties to Rwanda...
March 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327478/effectiveness-of-symptom-screening-and-incidence-of-tuberculosis-among-adults-and-children-living-with-hiv-infection-in-india
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C Padmapriyadarsini, P K Bhavani, L Sekar, M Selvaraj, N Poornagangadevi, S N Mothi, K Nandagopal, S Vennila, G K Priyadarshini, Mahesh Manisha, G Sanjeeva, Upasna Agarwal, E Suresh, B B Rewari, Soumya Swaminathan
BACKGROUND: WHO recommends the use of a simplified symptom-based algorithm for screening for tuberculosis (TB) among people living with HIV (PLHIV). We assessed the feasibility and effectiveness of this algorithm and determined the prevalence and incidence of TB among PLHIV attending antiretroviral treatment (ART) centres in India. METHODS: We did a prospective multicentric implementation research study in four states of India. To rule out TB, we administered the WHO symptom-screen algorithm to all PLHIV every month for 6 months...
November 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323755/cyp2b6-genotype-directed-dosing-is-required-for-optimal-efavirenz-exposure-in-children-3-to-36-months-with-hiv-infection
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Carolyn Bolton Moore, Edmund V Capparelli, Pearl Samson, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Patrick Jean-Philippe, Carol Worrell, Barbara Heckman, Lynette Purdue, Stephen A Spector, Alex Benns, William Borkowsky, Amy Loftis, Elizabeth Hawkins, Carole Wallis, Ellen G Chadwick
OBJECTIVES: To determine safety, efficacy and genotypic-specific dose requirements of EFV in children aged 3 - <36 months of age with HIV infection with or without TB co-infection. DESIGN: IMPAACT P1070 was a 24 week prospective cohort trial of EFV (as open capsules) plus two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in children with HIV infection 3- < 36 months without tuberculosis (Cohort 1). METHODS: CYP2B6 G516T genotype was determined and intensive PK's were performed at week 2...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319817/indoor-air-quality-of-low-and-middle-income-urban-households-in-durban-south-africa
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Nkosana Jafta, Lars Barregard, Prakash M Jeena, Rajen N Naidoo
INTRODUCTION: Elevated levels of indoor air pollutants may cause cardiopulmonary disease such as lower respiratory infection, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer, but the association with tuberculosis (TB) is unclear. So far the risk estimates of TB infection or/and disease due to indoor air pollution (IAP) exposure are based on self-reported exposures rather than direct measurements of IAP, and these exposures have not been validated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to characterize and develop predictive models for concentrations of three air pollutants (PM10, NO2 and SO2) in homes of children participating in a childhood TB study...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319425/overcoming-challenges-in-the-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-pediatric-drug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Sylvie Jonckheree, Jennifer Furin
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a growing global health threat and children are especially vulnerable to becoming infected and sick with DR-TB. There is a growing body of evidence on the optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of DR-TB in this vulnerable population. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of the literature on DR-TB in children was done using PubMed and Ovid databases up to December 31, 2016. Topic areas covered included diagnosis of DR-TB, treatment of DR-TB-including novel medications and regimens, prevention of DR-TB, community-based care, and stigma/discrimination...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318350/clinical-course-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-tubercular-uveitis-in-north-india
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Savleen Kaur, Kanika Aggarwal, Aniruddha Agarwal, Deepti Suri, Anju Gupta, Ramandeep Singh, Reema Bansal, Surjit Singh, Nirbhai Singh, Amod Gupta, Vishali Gupta
PURPOSE: To analyze the clinical features, course, management, and outcomes of tubercular (TB) uveitis in the pediatric population and assess the response to anti-tubercular therapy (ATT). METHODS: Hospital records of children (≤16 years) from a large tertiary-care institute between January 2001 and December 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 32 children (mean age: 10.7 ± 4.27 years; range 2-16) were diagnosed with TB-associated uveitis...
March 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317815/tuberculosis-of-the-wrist-in-children-a-rare-manifestation
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El Mouhtadi Aghoutane, Tarik Salama, Redouane El Fezazi
Tuberculosis (TB) is still endemic in many developing countries. Involvement of wrist joint is very rare, and the diagnosis is often missed. We present a case of isolated TB of the wrist, which was confirmed with intraosseous tissue histopathological examination in a 10-year-old boy. Antibacterial chemotherapy during 12 months promoted healing and good outcome.
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299430/alternative-quantiferon-cytokines-for-diagnosis-of-children-with-active-tuberculosis-and-hiv-co-infection-in-ghana
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Christian Lundtoft, Anthony Afum-Adjei Awuah, Norman Nausch, Anthony Enimil, Ertan Mayatepek, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Marc Jacobsen
IFN-γ release assays (IGRAs) often present false-negative or indeterminate results in children with tuberculosis. HIV co-infection may contribute to decreased sensitivity of IGRAs by impairing T-cell IFN-γ expression. Measurement of alternative cytokines in QuantiFERON(®) (QFT) supernatants can circumvent the IFN-γ-dependency and may improve QFT sensitivity. We aimed to identify additional cytokines from QFT supernatants for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children with tuberculosis and HIV co-infection from Ghana...
March 15, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285296/is-shorter-treatment-regimen-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-feasible-in-indian-children
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Ira Shah
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February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284260/tuberculosis-in-hiv-infected-south-african-children-with-complicated-severe-acute-malnutrition
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H Adler, M Archary, P Mahabeer, P LaRussa, R A Bobat
SETTING: Academic tertiary referral hospital in Durban, South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and diagnostic challenges of tuberculosis (TB) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). DESIGN: Post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial that enrolled antiretroviral therapy naïve, HIV-infected children with SAM. Trial records and hospital laboratory results were explored for clinical diagnoses and bacteriologically confirmed cases of TB...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284257/role-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-in-preventing-tuberculous-infection
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S Adinarayanan, R K Culp, R Subramani, K M Abbas, S Radhakrishna, S Swaminathan
SETTING: Rural community in South India. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in preventing tuberculous infection in children. DESIGN: A prevalence survey was undertaken in 1999-2001 in a representative rural population in Tiruvallur District in South India using cluster sampling. Tuberculin testing was performed among all children aged <15 years, and all adults aged 15 years were questioned about chest symptoms and underwent radiography, followed by sputum examinations, if indicated...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284256/novel-interferon-gamma-assays-for-diagnosing-tuberculosis-in-young-children-in-india
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N Shaikh, A Gupte, S Dharmshale, S Pokkali, M Thakar, V J Upadhye, A A Ordonez, A Kinikar, N Gupte, V Mave, A Kagal, A Gupta, A Lalvani, R Paranjpe, R Bharadwaj, S K Jain
SETTING: The tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are used as supportive evidence to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB). Novel IGRAs could improve diagnosis, but data are lacking in young children. DESIGN: Children (age 5 years) with suspected TB were prospectively screened at a tertiary hospital in Pune, India; the children underwent TST, and standard (early secretory antigenic target 6 and culture filtrate protein 10) and enhanced (five additional novel antigens) enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot) assays...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284255/a-systematic-review-of-prediction-models-for-prevalent-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-adults
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S S Van Wyk, H H Lin, M M Claassens
A systematic review was conducted to describe the quality and characteristics of prediction models for prevalent pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in adults at routine TB care settings. A prediction model was defined as the combination of two or more clinical predictors designed to estimate the probability of having TB. Studies using culture-confirmed PTB as reference standard were included. Models for in-patients, children or specific patient populations were excluded. PubMed, Scopus and the Cochrane Library and abstracts from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society conferences were searched...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281441/miliary-tuberculosis
#19
Surendra K Sharma, Alladi Mohan
Miliary tuberculosis (TB) results from a massive lymphohematogenous dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and is characterized by tiny tubercles evident on gross pathology resembling millet seeds in size and appearance. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic and widespread use of immunosuppressive drugs and biologicals have altered the epidemiology of miliary TB. Considered to be predominantly a disease of infants and children in the pre-antibiotic era, miliary TB is increasingly being encountered in adults as well...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281427/trends-in-admissions-morbidity-and-outcomes-at-red-cross-war-memorial-children-s-hospital-cape-town-2004-2013
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Y Isaacs-Long, L Myer, H J Zar
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected patient information has the potential to yield valuable information about health systems and population health, but there have been few comprehensive analyses of paediatric admissions at South African (SA) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To investigate trends in hospitalisation and outcomes at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH), a major referral hospital for children in the Western Cape and SA. Methods. Using routinely collected observational health data from the hospital informatics system, we investigated admissions between 2004 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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