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The incidence of tuberculosis among adolescents and young adults: a global estimate

Kathryn J Snow, Charalambos Sismanidis, Justin Denholm, Susan M Sawyer, Stephen M Graham

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL | EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Historical data show that the risk of tuberculosis increases dramatically during adolescence, and young people face unique challenges in terms of case detection and effective treatment. However, little is known about the burden of tuberculosis among young people in the modern era. This study aimed to provide the first estimates of the global and regional incidence of tuberculosis among young people aged 10-24 years.Using the World Health Organization (WHO) database of tuberculosis notifications for 2012, we estimated the burden of tuberculosis among young people by WHO region. Adjustments were made for incomplete age disaggregation and underreporting, using supplementary data from several co..

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