We present the result of a tuberculinic investigation performed among children aged three months to seven years, who hadn't been vaccinated with BCG, attending the Emergency Department of the Children's Hospital 'Valle de Hebron' in Barcelona. A total of 2,411 children were tested, 1,317 boys and 1.094 girls, obtaining 36 positive responses (1.49%) ranging between a minimum of 0.23% for the group of 1-2 years and 4% for the group of 6-7 years. We analyse the prevalence founded in relation to the parents' social status (address, job, emigration). According to our results we recommend, as a way to prevent serious complications of tuberculous disease, the practice of the tuberculin skin test at six months of age and yearly.
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Pediatria|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1988|