Particularités de la tuberculose chez l'enfant en 1994. Les aspects de la vaccination anti-tuberculeuse dans le Val-de-Marne

Translated title of the contribution: Main characteristics of childhood tuberculosis at the present time and BCG vaccination status in the suburban department of val de marne

E. Feur, J. Grosset, Ph Reinert

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Abstract

the incidence of childhood tuberculosis is on average 10 per 100,000 inhabitants in France in 1994 but is higher, 34-55 p 100,000, in the parisian region (City of Paris and suburbs) and among children born from recent immigrants. The source of infection is often a close relative, and earlier in life the infection more acute (miliary and meningitis) the resulting disease. From a study conducted during the year 1993 in the Paris suburban department of Val de Marne, it may be concluded that, at the age of six, 99 % of the children have been vaccinated but in less than 10 % by the intradermal route. Only 75 % of the vaccinees were tuberculin positive (≥5 mm after intradermal injection of 10 U). To improve the quality and the coverage of BCG vaccination it is strongly suggested to vaccinate the infants at birth, by interdermal injection and to consider the BCG scar as the indicator of effective vaccination.

Translated title of the contributionMain characteristics of childhood tuberculosis at the present time and BCG vaccination status in the suburban department of val de marne
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)435-440
Number of pages6
JournalMedecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

Keywords

  • BCG vaccination
  • Childhood
  • Enfants
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidémiologie
  • Tests tuberculiniques
  • Tuberculin testing
  • Tuberculose
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccination BCG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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