SESSION TITLE: Pediatrics
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Childhood tuberculosis has an increasing incidence worldwide. Its occurrence represents an important event indicating a recent transmission usually from an infectious adult. The identification of a surrogate biomarker for treatment response and risk for poor outcome in tuberculosis will be a beneficial tool in the patient’s management. Thus, a biomarker like high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) was proposed to be a prognostic marker in this study.