Childhood tuberculosis in Bhutan: profile and treatment outcomes.
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.
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]