The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) presenting to the University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, was studied over 2 years.
Clinical data on all children receiving antituberculous drug therapy was collected.
Of the 43 identified cases, 42% had active disease (i.e. clinical evidence of organ involvement), the remaining 58% being asymptomatic.
All 43 children originated from countries other than Switzerland.
Symptomatic, drug induced hepatitis necessitated temporary interruption of therapy in 2 children (5%). Contact screening yielded three new cases of pulmonary TB, three previously diagnosed cases and seven instances of a positive medical history in relatives living in other countries.
Of the 34 families in this study, contact screening could not be completed in 8.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Suisse, Europe, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Switzerland, Europe, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.