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Title: Paediatric tuberculosis in Vietnam
Author: Do, Chau Giang
ISNI:       0000 0004 5991 3007
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2016
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There are approximately one million cases of tuberculosis (TB) in children each year. Despite this, there has been a chronic neglect of research into diagnosis, treatment and prevention of paediatric TB. The difficulties in confirming a diagnosis and the scattered, nature of cases have hampered research efforts. In the last decade, efforts have been made to systematically address the evidence gaps for paediatric TB diagnosis and management and to advocate for improved funding and resource allocation. Despite the successful nationwide implementation of Directly Observed Therapy Short course (DOTS), it is only recently that policymakers of the Vietnamese National TB control Program (NTP) have begun to consider TB in children. The aims of this thesis are to understand the epidemiology of TB among Vietnamese children including trends in disease, to evaluate the efficiency of a novel technique (GeneXpert) in diagnosis of TB and to identify risk factors for treatment of lost-to- follow-up in paediatric TB cases in Vietnam, a resource-limited, high-burden setting.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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