TB or not TB, that is the question by Clare Nourse


Claire Nourse is the Director of Paediatric Infection Management at the Mater Mother’s Hospital and an associate professor of Paediatrics at the University of Queensland. Having worked in many impoverished climes she reminds us of the global burden of TB before bringing it home to cases we might see in Australia.

If you want to read more about this prevalence of the problem in Australia then take a look at this paper.

Teo SS, Tay EL, Douglas P, Krause VL, Graham SM. The epidemiology of tuberculosis in children in Australia, 2003-2012. Med J Aust. 2015 Dec 14;203(11):440.

Author: Tessa Davis Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She is from Glasgow and Sydney, but is currently living in London. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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