Childhood tuberculosis in Bhutan: profile and treatment outcomes.

Abstract

SETTING: All hospitals and health centres under the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTCP) in Bhutan.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the number and proportion of childhood tuberculosis (TB) cases registered under the NTCP in 2010, their demographic and clinical characteristics and any associations with treatment outcomes.

DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study involving a review of TB treatment cards and registers.

RESULTS: Of 1332 TB cases registered, 187 (14%) were children aged

CONCLUSION: TB in children is well recognised in Bhutan, and their treatment outcomes were excellent.

Citation

Dendup, T.; Dorji, T.; Edginton, ME.; Kumar, AMV.; Wangchuk, D.; Dophu, U.; Jamtsho, T.; Rinzin, C. Childhood tuberculosis in Bhutan: profile and treatment outcomes. Public Health Action (2013) 3 (1) 11-14. [DOI: 10.5588/pha.12.0091]

Childhood tuberculosis in Bhutan: profile and treatment outcomes.

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