|Paediatric Mycobacterium tuberculosis contact score incorporating measures of infectivity, proximity and infectivity of documented exposure []|
|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