A review of tuberculosis-related referrals among children in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207454
Title:
A review of tuberculosis-related referrals among children in Ireland.
Authors:
Iroh Tam, P Y; Menon, A; Butler, K
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin,, Dublin 12, Ireland. irohtam@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):251-4. Epub 2009 Oct 23.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207454
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0443-0
PubMed ID:
19851708
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Immigration has been shown to have an increasingly important effect on the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in developed countries. AIM: To review patterns of TB-related referrals to a paediatric infectious diseases clinic. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of TB-related referrals of children attending the Rainbow Clinic at OLCHC between 2003-2005. RESULTS: Forty-seven children were assessed: 18 referred from public health clinics, 5 from general practitioners, and 24 from paediatricians. Most common reason for referral was history of TB exposure (60%). Eighteen (38%) were female, 29 (62%) were male. Thirteen (28%) had latent TB, and 17 (36%) had active disease. Of children with TB disease, 25 (83%) were Caucasian Irish, and the remainder was African. Twenty-five children completed TB treatment and were discharged, and 2 (7%) were lost to follow-up. CONCLUSION: Our study highlights the problem of TB in children, the majority of whom are native to this country.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Age Factors; Child; Child Welfare; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Ireland/epidemiology; Latent Tuberculosis/diagnosis/*epidemiology/prevention & control; Male; Mycobacterium tuberculosis/*isolation & purification; Pedigree; Predictive Value of Tests; Public Health; Reagent Kits, Diagnostic; Referral and Consultation/*statistics & numerical data; Retrospective Studies; Tuberculin Test; Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/diagnosis/*epidemiology/prevention & control
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIroh Tam, P Yen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMenon, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:25:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:25:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:25:25Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):251-4. Epub 2009 Oct 23.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19851708en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0443-0en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207454-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Immigration has been shown to have an increasingly important effect on the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in developed countries. AIM: To review patterns of TB-related referrals to a paediatric infectious diseases clinic. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of TB-related referrals of children attending the Rainbow Clinic at OLCHC between 2003-2005. RESULTS: Forty-seven children were assessed: 18 referred from public health clinics, 5 from general practitioners, and 24 from paediatricians. Most common reason for referral was history of TB exposure (60%). Eighteen (38%) were female, 29 (62%) were male. Thirteen (28%) had latent TB, and 17 (36%) had active disease. Of children with TB disease, 25 (83%) were Caucasian Irish, and the remainder was African. Twenty-five children completed TB treatment and were discharged, and 2 (7%) were lost to follow-up. CONCLUSION: Our study highlights the problem of TB in children, the majority of whom are native to this country.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild Welfareen_GB
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfanten_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshLatent Tuberculosis/diagnosis/*epidemiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium tuberculosis/*isolation & purificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPedigreeen_GB
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Testsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshReagent Kits, Diagnosticen_GB
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshTuberculin Testen_GB
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonary/diagnosis/*epidemiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.titleA review of tuberculosis-related referrals among children in Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin,, Dublin 12, Ireland. irohtam@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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