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Poor attendance at a child TB contact clinic in Malawi

Nyirenda, M., Sinfield, Rebecca, Haves, S., Molyneux, E. M. and Graham, S. M. (2006) 'Poor attendance at a child TB contact clinic in Malawi'. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol 10, Issue 5, pp. 585-587.

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SETTING: Child tuberculosis (TB) contact clinic, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi.
DESIGN: Patients registered with smear-positive pulmonary TB (PTB) were encouraged to bring childhood household contacts to the clinic for assessment and management. Data of TB cases registered over the same period were collected from the Blantyre District TB Office.
RESULTS: Attendance at the contact clinic was very poor, representing only 7.7% of all adults registered with smear-positive PTB over 17 months, and was significantly lower for potential male source cases than females (OR 0.36, 95% CI 0.23-0.55, P < 0.001).
DISCUSSION: Improved uptake and implementation of child contact management in Malawi is a challenge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuberculosis child contact screening malawi tuberculosis
Subjects: QY Clinical Pathology > Diagnostic Tests > QY 120 Sputum
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 141 General works
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 200 Tuberculosis (General)
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 220 Diagnosis. Prognosis
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 300 Pulmonary tuberculosis
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 415 Tuberculosis in childhood
WS Pediatrics > Diseases of Children and Adolescents > By System > WS 280 Respiratory system
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 14:26
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:02


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