High incidence of primary tuberculosis
- aDepartment of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Trust, Chest Clinic, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Street, London SE1 9RT, UK, bDepartment of Health Policy & Public Health, Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham Health Authority, London, UK
- Dr Milburn email:
- Accepted 6 December 1999
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.