Disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children; Case reports and review of current epidemiology and management

Benjamin B. Smith, Briony J. Hazelton, Anita E. Heywood, Thomas L. Snelling, Kenneth M. Peacock, Kristine K. Macartney

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Abstract

We present two cases of tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children. We review the current literature surrounding management of paediatric tuberculosis and disseminated disease, emphasising the importance of prompt diagnosis and intervention. We discuss the epidemiology of tuberculosis in the Australian paediatric population and highlight the sentinel role of childhood infection in public health surveillance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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