Tuberculinic prevalence in a first aid pediatric service

A. Moreno, J. Vinallonga, J. Sune, A. Gallart Catala, J. Ballabriga

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-145
    JournalRevista Espanola de Pediatria
    Volume44
    Issue number260
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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    Moreno, A., Vinallonga, J., Sune, J., Gallart Catala, A., & Ballabriga, J. (1988). Tuberculinic prevalence in a first aid pediatric service. Revista Espanola de Pediatria, 44(260), 143-145.