J. R. Serwint, B. S. Hall, R. M. Baldwin, J. M. Virden
Abstract:In our city with a low prevalence of disease, children whose only risk factor for tuberculosis was exposure to poor and medically indigent city dwellers did not represent a high-risk group. Our results are supportive of the 1996 American Academy of Pediatrics screening statement that annual screening is not warranted. Sixty percent of children did not return for a reading of the Mantoux test by a health care professional. Alternative strategies that are more convenient for parents are needed to obtain accurate…
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