A Proposed Comprehensive Classification of Tuberculosis Disease Severity in Children

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 04/12/2012

The proposed comprehensive disease classification system may more accurately reflect the clinical Tuberculosis (TB) disease spectrum in children, is relevant to clinical management, and may be valuable to inform research on diagnostic tools and TB treatment strategies in children. Prospective studies are required to evaluate this approach in representative pediatric populations, correlating TB disease severity with diagnostic yield, treatment response, and application in existing and novel treatment strategies.

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