A new approach in the diagnosis of primary and mild manifestations of tuberculosis infection in children
AUTHORS : Sheshukov P.F. | Gotovsky Yu.V.
RELEVANT UNIVERSITIES : City hospital, Pokrov, Center “IMEDIS”, Moscow, Russia
YEAR : 2002 | Category : Educational
The forecast of the World Health Organization about the possibility of eradicating tuberculosis in the twentieth century did not come true. The period of long-term decline and stabilization of the incidence rate was replaced by its widespread increase. In Russia, by 2000, an extremely tense situation with tuberculosis had developed, including among children. The incidence rate in the children’s environment in 1999 was 17.9 per 100 thousand children against 7.8 in 1990. There is also an increase in the number of infected children registered as threatened with tuberculosis, more than 2.5 times.
It is known that the infection rate and incidence of tuberculosis in children is an indicator of the general epidemiological situation for this disease. The aggravation of the situation necessitates the search for new methods of express diagnostics. One of the main methods of detecting tuberculosis in children’s institutions remains tuberculin diagnostics.