Study of children hyperpositive to ITU, PPD, clinical and radiological profile
Ramachandran, R.S.; Ramanathan, K. and Indra, G. (1969) Study of children hyperpositive to ITU, PPD, clinical and radiological profile. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 16 (3). pp. 90-93.
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2,373 children registered in the Tuberculosis clinic are evaluated. A total of 477 children were found to be hyperpositive i.e. 15 mm or more induration. Children over 5 years predo-minated this entity (58.9%). There was also a significant male preponderance. A significant percentage of them had no symptoms. The commonest presenting complaint was non-specific. 14.8% gave a history of home contact in contrast to only 6.97% in the 14 mm or less group. 10.8% of the children with 15 mm or more had radiological evidence of progressive lung disease in contrast to only 3.35% in 14 mm or less group.
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