Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pamela | 2011/10/11

Q.

Tuberculosis

toddler to adult transmission is it possible

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a brilliant and important question. Children have a different kind of TB infection of the lungs compared adults. Adults can infect children but children under 5 years cannot infect adults. This is because they do not have an open kind of TB that is very infectious, but have a closed form that is not easily spread.

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