oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Primary tuberculosis in African children

Volume 13, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



An epidemiological survey of African children in an urban general practice in Zambia revealed that about 6 per cent. of all children were Mantoux positive and that about 2 per cent. of all children had radiological evidence of primary tuberculosis. Treatment of active lesions and surveillance of quiescent lesions was undertaken by the general practitioner, based on a health centre, but with access to hospital beds; this method was sufficiently successful to merit further consideration.

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