Latent tuberculous infection in schoolchildren and contact tracing in Matlosana, North West Province, South Africa

L. Lebina, P. M. Abraham, M. Milovanovic, K. Motlhaoleng, R. E. Chaisson, M. Rakgokong, J. Golub, E. Variava, N. A. Martinson

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Abstract

This is a cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) and the annual risk of tuberculous infection (ARTI) among a sample of children aged 5 and 7 years in Matlosana, South Africa. LTBI prevalence was significantly higher in children aged 7 years (n = 704) (19.7%, 95%CI 16.75-22.65) than in those aged 5 years (212/1401, 15.1%, 95%CI 13.23- 16.97) (P=0.0075).TheARIwas 2.9%(95%CI 2.2-3.6).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1292
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Children
  • QFT-GIT
  • South Africa
  • TB
  • TB surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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