Arch Dis Child 82:386-387 doi:10.1136/adc.82.5.386
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High incidence of primary tuberculosis


An usually high rate of both tuberculosis infection and active disease is reported in 11 of 38 nursery children in contact with a case of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis, emphasising the susceptibility of young children to this disease. This report also underlines some important principles in case finding and disease control.