Transmission of childhood tuberculosis: Risk factors associated with an unidentified index case and outbreak evolution in barcelona (1987-2007)

Jeanne L. Nelson, Antonio Moreno, Angels Orcau, Neus Altet, Antoni Martínez-Roig, Joan A. Cayla, Marti Casals, Juan Pablo Millet, Fernando Moraga-Llop

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to examine the factors associated with unidentified tuberculosis (TB) index cases (1987-2007) and to describe outbreaks (2000-2007) of childhood TB cases in Barcelona, Spain. Contact tracing seems to be fundamental in index case identification, but improvement could be made among older children and cases of extrapulmonary TB or pulmonary TB with sputum microscopy results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • childhood
  • contact tracing
  • epidemiology
  • outbreak
  • transmission
  • tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Nelson, J. L., Moreno, A., Orcau, A., Altet, N., Martínez-Roig, A., Cayla, J. A., Casals, M., Millet, J. P., & Moraga-Llop, F. (2010). Transmission of childhood tuberculosis: Risk factors associated with an unidentified index case and outbreak evolution in barcelona (1987-2007). Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 29(9), 876-879. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3181de750d