An evaluation of chest X-ray in the context of community-based screening of child tuberculosis contacts
R Triasih, C Robertson, J de Campo, T Duke, L Choridah, SM Graham
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE | INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D) | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: There are no published data on the critical review of chest X-ray (CXR) findings of children in the context of community-based contact screening. OBJECTIVES: To describe the quality, findings and inter-observer agreement of CXRs in child TB contacts in Indonesia. METHODS: We performed antero-posterior (AP) and lateral CXR in children who had had close contact with a pulmonary TB case. The CXRs were interpreted independently by four reviewers. RESULTS: A total of 530 CXRs of 265 children were reviewed. Most (63%) of the children were asymptomatic at the time of CXR. Only 60% of the CXRs were reported as moderate to good quality by all reviewers, and inter-observer agreement on qua..View full abstract
This work was supported by AusAID to the Centre for International Child Health (Parkville, VIC, USA) and by the TB Operational Research Group (Jakarta, Indonesia).