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Miguel Aiub Hijjar ;Revista de Saúde Pública 2007, 41 1

Autor: Clemax Couto Sant’Anna

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Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 revsp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Couto Sant’Anna, Clemax; Aiub Hijjar, Miguel Recente contribuição da Organização Mundial de Saúde para o controle da tuberculose na infância Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
41, núm.
1, septiembre, 2007, pp.
117-120 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=67240164016 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2007;41(Supl.
1) Clemax Couto Sant’AnnaI Miguel Aiub HijjarII Recent contribution of the World Health Organization to control childhood tuberculosis ABSTRACT The article comments the pioneer and recent publication of the World Health Organization called “Guidance for National Tuberculosis Programmes on the Management of Childhood Tuberculosis in Children”, aiming at spreading interesting aspects on the practice of health professionals.
A parallel between Latin America and the African continent is established, concerning the coinfection TB-HIV and childhood tuberculosis. KEY WORDS: Tuberculosis, prevention & control.
HIV Infections. AIDS-related opportunistic infections.
Child health (Public Health). National health programs.
World Health Organization. INTRODUCTION In Brazil, it is estimated that 111,000 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) occur per year and about 6,000 annual deaths.
Case report, in the last decade, was around 80,000 new cases per year.
In 2005, TB was the ninth cause for hospitalization, and the fourth cause of mortality due to infectious diseases.
Although the country has 5,570 cities, 70% of cases are concentrated in 315 of them, defined as priority municipalities by the Ministry of Health.3,4 Awareness on the epidemiolo...





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