Table 1

Paediatric Mycobacterium tuberculosis contact score incorporating measures of infectivity, proximity and infectivity of documented exposure [[29]]
1 Is the index case the child’s mother?
2 Is the index case the child’s primary caretaker?
3 Does the index case sleep in the same bed as the child?
4 Does the index case sleep in the same room as the child?
5 Does the index case live in the same household as the child?
6 Does the index case see the child every day?
7 Is the index case coughing?
8 Does the index case have reported pulmonary tuberculosis?
9 Does the index case have smear positive sputum?
10 Is there more than one index case in the child’s house hold?

Note: a score of zero is assigned in the absence of any documented M.tb exposure.

van Soelen et al.

van Soelen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:211   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-211

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