Childhood tuberculosis in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Children exposed to active tuberculosis (TB) have an increased risk of developing TB disease


The authors undertook a retrospective cohort study of notified paediatric TB cases and household contacts in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 2009 to 2013 to investigate trends in, and characteristics and outcomes of childhood TB cases, contact tracing and the proportion of eligible paediatric contacts who received IPT.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union


Kadridin Pirov, Umriniso Sirojiddinova, Oktam Bobokhojaev, Rony Zachariah, Irina Lucenko,Azamdzhon Mirzoev, Serik Suleimenov, Zulfiya Dustmatova, Asliddin Rajabov, Martin van den Boom, Colleen Acosta (2016) Childhood tuberculosis in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Childhood tuberculosis in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Published 1 March 2016