Tuberculosis in childhood and pregnancy

Krishna Reddy, David Moore, Robert Gilman

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Learning Objectives: After reading this chapter and answering the discussion questions that follow, you should be able to Present a concise overview of the global burden of TB among women and children, highlighting differences in trends in developed and less-developed countries. Identify risk factors for childhood TB and discuss the challenges of diagnosing and tracking TB in children. Describe the pathogenesis of TB and discuss the relationship between TB and HIV/AIDS. Appraise the global challenges posed by multidrug-resistant TB. Critically assess options for treatment and prevention of TB among women and children, and discuss the associated challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaternal and Child Health
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Challenges, Programs, and Policies
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780387892443
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Reddy, K., Moore, D., & Gilman, R. (2009). Tuberculosis in childhood and pregnancy. In Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies (pp. 245-269). Springer US.