Updates in pediatric tuberculosis in international settings

Document Type

Review Article


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Paediatrics and Child Health


Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been underreported and underrepresented in TB statistics across the globe. Contributing factors include health system barriers, diagnostic barriers, and community barriers leading to an underdetected epidemic of childhood tuberculosis. Despite considerable progress in childhood TB management, there is a concerning gap in policy and practice in high-burden countries leading to missed opportunities for active case detection, early diagnosis and treatment of TB exposure, and infection and disease in children regardless of human immunodeficiency virus status. Bridging this gap requires multisectoral coordination and political commitment along with an eye to research and innovation with potential to scale.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Pediatric Clinics of North America