Table 3

Clinical and laboratory characteristics of the adolescent incident TB cases (n = 14)
Case number Visit detected (months) TB symptoms TB contact TST10 mm CXR abnormalities Smear positive Culture positive Case determination criteria1
1 12 Yes No Yes Not done No Yes Culture
2 6 Yes No Yes Yes** No No Clinical diagnosis▲
3 12 No No Yes No No Yes Culture
4 12 No No Yes No No Yes Culture
5 12 No Yes Yes No No Yes Culture
6 12 No Yes Yes No No Yes Culture
7 12 No No Yes No No Yes Culture
8 12 No No Yes Not done No Yes Culture
9 12 No No Yes Not done No Yes Culture
10 12 Yes No Yes Not done No Yes Culture
11 24 No No Yes No No Yes Culture
12 24 No No Yes No No Yes Culture
13 12 Yes No Yes No No Yes Culture
14 12 Yes No Yes Not done No Yes Culture
Total 5 2 14 None None 13 14

▲POTTS disease.

1 Culture - all smears were negative.

** Necrosis and collapse of thoracic vertebrae 10–12.

Abbreviation: Key: TB Tuberculosis, TST Tuberculin Skin Test, CXR Chest X-Ray.

Waako et al.

Waako et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:349   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-349

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