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Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017

Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low, particularly in those aged younger than 5 years, according to findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

“It is known that children with tuberculosis are less contagious than adults … but few data are available in literature about the M. tuberculosis transmission rate when the index case is a child,” Paola Piccini, MD, from the department of health sciences at the University of Florence, Anne Meyer Children’s University Hospital in Italy, and colleagues wrote. “The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk of M. tuberculosis transmission from pediatric index cases with active pulmonary TB to school pupils.”

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The Incidence of Reoperation and Related Risk Factors Among Patients With Infantile Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2017, Volume 54 Issue 1
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