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|Title: ||Pulmonary tuberculosis in childhood and adolescence in Portugal|
|Authors: ||Bettencourt-Silva, Marília|
Filipe, Patrícia A.
|Editors: ||Borgdorff, Martien|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2013|
|Publisher: ||The Union 2013|
|Citation: ||Bettencourt-Silva, M., Filipe, P., Gomes, D., Areias, C. e Nunes, C. (2013). "Pulmonary tuberculosis in childhood and adolescence in Portugal". International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 17, number 12, Supplement 2, pp. S121-S122.|
|Abstract: ||Background: In 2011, it was estimated half a million cases and 64 000 deaths in children (age < 15) due to TB. Some authors state that the incidence of PTB inhildren is still poorly documented and discuss diagnosis
challenges at such young ages. In order to better understand the transmission of PTB and to contribute for the PTB control among children and adolescents, we studied the delay in diagnosis (time between the firs symptoms and the diagnosis) and the number
of PTB notii ed cases of children and adolescents between 2000 and 2010 in Portugal mainland. Design/methods: The data sources were the National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (SVIG-TB) and National Statistical Institute. We performed a descriptive and analytic study for PTB notified cases, using the variables: sex, age, level of PTB burden in residence
area, HIV co-infection, number of previous
treatments, type of diagnosis and delay in diagnosis. Classical statistic techniques and survival analysis methods were used to characterize the age groups.(...)|
|Appears in Collections:||CIMA - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings|
MAT - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings
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