A Survey of Tuberculosis Infection Among Pre-School Children (0-5 Years) of Aboriginal Townships in Hualien County

J. Suo

1992 Vol.8 NO.4

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Of intimate contacts of patients of infectious tuberculosis, particularly the tuberculin positive ones, around 2-4% will develop tuberculosis within one year. The recently infected ones whose tuberculin testings have converted into positive in the last two years, also have higher chances of developing tubuerculosis with likely more serious outcomes, specially among children under five years of age who would have been infected within the last five years. (1-3)