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National Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis in Child

Authors:
WHO/SEARO/Country Office for Bangladesh and National Tuberculosis Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Publication details

Number of pages: 83
Publication date: June 2016
Languages: English

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This second edition of the National Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis in Children, published by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) in collaboration with Bangladesh Pediatric Association (BPA) and with the technical assistance of WHO, addresses to improve case finding and treatment of tuberculosis in children. It provides guidance to the health professionals with standards of managing childhood tuberculosis in line with the national program strategy.

The National Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis in Children was updated based on the recent evidence and advances in childhood TB diagnosis and treatment. Early diagnosis of Childhood TB is most challenging. To prevent morbidity and mortality of children suffering from TB, early intervention to identify presumptive child TB cases should be addressed through special attention. Moreover, measures should be taken to ensure that children with TB are diagnosed and treated as per standard protocol.

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