Getting it right for children: improving tuberculosis treatment access and new treatment options

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618866
Title:
Getting it right for children: improving tuberculosis treatment access and new treatment options
Authors:
Brigden, Grania; Furin, Jennifer; Van Gulik, Clara; Marais, Ben
Journal:
Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy
Abstract:
Children were often the forgotten victims of the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, neglected by traditional TB services as well as maternal and child health initiatives. Luckily this is changing with a greater focus on children and the issues regarding their optimal management. A common misconception is that children with TB are always difficult to diagnose and treat. New diagnostic tools are urgently needed, but most children with TB in high-burden settings can be diagnosed with available approaches and treatment outcomes are generally excellent. Increased TB awareness, appropriate training of health care workers and inclusion in integrated management of childhood illness strategies will improve the access and quality of care that children receive. This review highlights what needs to be done to ensure that no child unnecessarily dies from TB and provides a brief overview of new advances in the field.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare/Expert Reviews - We regret that this article is behind a paywall.
Issue Date:
5-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618866
DOI:
10.1586/14787210.2015.1015991
PubMed ID:
25739933
Language:
en
ISSN:
1744-8336
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrigden, Graniaen
dc.contributor.authorFurin, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorVan Gulik, Claraen
dc.contributor.authorMarais, Benen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-21T16:42:06Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-21T16:42:06Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-05-
dc.identifier.citationGetting it right for children: improving tuberculosis treatment access and new treatment options. 2015:1-11 Expert Rev Anti Infect Theren
dc.identifier.issn1744-8336-
dc.identifier.pmid25739933-
dc.identifier.doi10.1586/14787210.2015.1015991-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618866-
dc.description.abstractChildren were often the forgotten victims of the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, neglected by traditional TB services as well as maternal and child health initiatives. Luckily this is changing with a greater focus on children and the issues regarding their optimal management. A common misconception is that children with TB are always difficult to diagnose and treat. New diagnostic tools are urgently needed, but most children with TB in high-burden settings can be diagnosed with available approaches and treatment outcomes are generally excellent. Increased TB awareness, appropriate training of health care workers and inclusion in integrated management of childhood illness strategies will improve the access and quality of care that children receive. This review highlights what needs to be done to ensure that no child unnecessarily dies from TB and provides a brief overview of new advances in the field.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare/Expert Reviews - We regret that this article is behind a paywall.en
dc.titleGetting it right for children: improving tuberculosis treatment access and new treatment optionsen
dc.identifier.journalExpert Review of Anti-Infective Therapyen

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