Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality?

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Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality?

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Title: Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality?
Author: Banks, J. Burton (Jerry Burton), 1963-
Keywords: purified protein derivative (PPD)
false-positive results
Date: 2004-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiry Network
Citation: American Family Physician 69(6) 2004.
Abstract: Routine screening of low-risk children for tuberculosis infection before entering kindergarten is not necessary. [Strength of recommendation: C] Targeted screening of high-risk children for tuberculosis infection using the intradermal Mantoux test is recommended, but targeted screening has not been shown to reduce morbidity or mortality. [Strength of recommendation: C]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3924

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