Volume 14 Supplement 1

Highlights in Pediatric Tuberculosis


Edited by Elena Chiappini and Maurizio de Martino

Publication charges for this collection were funded by the Italian Health Ministry and the Young Research Project. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

  1. Review

    Vaccine against tuberculosis: what’s new?

    one of the World Health Organization Millennium Development Goal is to reduce tuberculosis incidence by 2015. However, more of 8.5 million tuberculosis cases have been reported in 2011, with an increase of mul...

    Carlotta Montagnani, Elena Chiappini, Luisa Galli and Maurizio de Martino

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 8 January 2014

  2. Review

    Clinical peculiarities of tuberculosis

    The ongoing spread of tuberculosis (TB) in poor resource countries and the recently increasing incidence in high resource countries lead to the need of updated knowledge for clinicians, particularly for pediat...

    Paola Piccini, Elena Chiappini, Enrico Tortoli, Maurizio de Martino and Luisa Galli

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 8 January 2014

  3. Review

    Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in children

    HIV is the top and tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide, with an estimated 8.7 million incident cases of tuberculosis and 2.5 million new HIV infections annually. Th...

    Elisabetta Venturini, Anna Turkova, Elena Chiappini, Luisa Galli, Maurizio de Martino and Claire Thorne

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 8 January 2014

  4. Review

    Systematic review and meta-analysis on the utility of Interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis finfection in children: a 2013 update

    Previous meta-analyses regarding the performance of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) for tuberculosis diagnosis in children yielded contrasting results, probably due to different inclusion/exclusion cri...

    S Sollai, L Galli, M de Martino and E Chiappini

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 8 January 2014