case definition, diagnosis, pediatric tuberculosis
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We followed 35 children meeting a research definition for unconfirmed tuberculosis (TB) but in whom a pediatric pulmonologist did not diagnose or treat TB. After a median follow-up of 16.4 months, most children were not diagnosed with TB following a comprehensive evaluation. However, 2 were diagnosed with TB, demonstrating high TB risk (6%; exact 95% CI, 1%–19%). In some contexts, researchers may wish to supplement these research definitions with clinical decision data and longitudinal follow-up in order to improve specificity.
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases, v. 8, issue 3, art. ofab075
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Wong, Milagros; Coit, Julia M.; Mendoza, Milagros; Chiang, Silvia S.; Marin, Helen; Galea, Jerome T.; Lecca, Leonid; and Franke, Molly F., "Incident Tuberculosis Diagnoses in Children at High Risk for Disease" (2021). Social Work Faculty Publications. 168.