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Disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children; case reports and review of current epidemiology and management
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages E246–E250, March 2013
How to Cite
Smith, B. B., Hazelton, B. J., Heywood, A. E., Snelling, T. L., Peacock, K. M. and Macartney, K. K. (2013), Disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children; case reports and review of current epidemiology and management. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E246–E250. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12035
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 JUN 2012
- child (D002648);
- drug therapy (D004358);
- epidemiology (D004813);
- meningitis (D008581);
- tuberculosis (D014376).
We present two cases of tuberculous meningitis in Australian-born children. We review the current literature surrounding management of paediatric tuberculosis and disseminated disease, emphasising the importance of prompt diagnosis and intervention. We discuss the epidemiology of tuberculosis in the Australian paediatric population and highlight the sentinel role of childhood infection in public health surveillance.