Article Text

PDF

Unusually high incidence of tuberculosis among boys with haemophilia during an outbreak of the disease in hospital.
  1. A C Beddall,
  2. F G Hill,
  3. R H George,
  4. M D Williams,
  5. K Al-Rubei

    Abstract

    Of 30 children with bleeding disorders exposed to an index tuberculosis case, six developed primary pulmonary tuberculosis and two others became positive skin reactors. There was a significant correlation between the amount of replacement treatment received and the development of evidence of tuberculous infection. Only two of those who developed evidence of tuberculosis had antibodies to the human T cell lymphotropic virus. These two boys showed much later Mantoux positive conversion than the six others.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.