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Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis

Edited by Ben Marais, University of Sydney, Australia

© Flick Marion Doss CC BY-SA 2.0This series of articles, published in Pneumonia, provides an overview of the global child tuberculosis burden and examines issues such as diagnosis, advances in treatment, and novel vaccination approaches. The series aims to address the needs of researchers, clinicians and other individuals who require up-to-date information on this topic.

The series is still open for submissions, which would undergo the journals standard peer review process. Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. In the submission system, please make sure the correct collection title is chosen from the additional information tab. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to e considered for the childhood tuberculosis collection.

For further information, please email pneumonia@biomedcentral.com.



  1. Review

    Novel vaccination approaches to prevent tuberculosis in children

    Pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is an underappreciated problem and accounts for 10 % of all TB deaths worldwide. Children are highly susceptible to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and interrupting TB spread...

    James A. Triccas and Claudio Counoupas

    Pneumonia 2016 8:18

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  2. Review

    Global burden of childhood tuberculosis

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared tuberculosis (TB) to be responsible for more deaths than any other single infectious disease. The burden of TB among children has frequently been dismissed...

    Helen E. Jenkins

    Pneumonia 2016 8:24

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  3. Review

    Tuberculosis and pneumonia in HIV-infected children: an overview

    Pneumonia remains the most common cause of hospitalization and the most important cause of death in young children. In high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-burden settings, HIV-infected children carry a hig...

    Helena Rabie and Pierre Goussard

    Pneumonia 2016 8:19

    Published on: 24 November 2016

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