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Correction to: The impact of drug resistance on the risk of tuberculosis infection and disease in child household contacts: a cross sectional study

  • Vera Golla1,
  • Kathryn Snow2,
  • Anna M. Mandalakas3,
  • H. Simon Schaaf1,
  • Karen Du Preez1,
  • Anneke C. Hesseling1Email author and
  • James A. Seddon1, 4Email author
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:713

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2806-x

Received: 10 October 2017

Accepted: 10 October 2017

Published: 7 November 2017

The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:593

Abstract

After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the following errors had occurred:

Correction

After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the following errors had occurred:
  • The name of the author H. Simon Schaaf had been incorrectly tagged as Simon H. Schaaf. This has been corrected in the author list above.

  • The first p value below Table 1 is listed as p < 0.011, however it should be p < 0.01. An updated version of this table is included with this Correction.

Table 1

Baseline characteristics in children with household multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and drug-susceptible tuberculosis exposure

Risk factors and clinical states

DS-TB exposure (n = 316) N (%)

MDR-TB exposure (n = 229) N (%)

Child factors

 < 1 year

48 (15.2)

50 (21.8)

 1 year

66 (20.9)

41 (17.9)

 2 years

71 (22.5)

44 (19.2)

 3 years

73 (23.1)

56 (24.5)

 4 years

58 (18.4)

38 (16.6)

 Male

162 (51.3)

119 (52.2)

 Black African (vs. mixed race)

52 (16.5)

101 (44.1)**

 HIV-positive

1 (0.3)

8 (3.7)*

 BCG scar/vaccination documented

310 (98.1)

181 (81.2)**

 Previous tuberculosis treatment

8 (2.5)

21 (9.2)*

 Weight for age (z-score) < −2

32 (10.1)

23 (10.1)

 Sleeps in same room as TB source case

79 (25.3)

34 (15.0)**

 Sleeps in same bed as TB source case

20 (6.4)

57 (25.2)**

Adult source case /household factors

 Source case sputum acid-fast bacilli smear-positive

181 (62.9)

180 (80.0)**

 Household tobacco smoke exposure

245 (80.4)

145 (63.3)**

 Mean socioeconomic index (x/11), n (standard deviation)

4.0 (2.6)

4.1 (2.5)

Clinical states

 Exposure no infection

205 (65.7)

125 (61.3)

 Infection no disease

80 (25.6)

86 (38.1)*

 Disease

27 (8.7)

15 (6.6)

MDR-TB Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to rifampicin and isoniazid (defined by line probe assay)

DS-TB Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptible to rifampicin and isoniazid (defined by line probe assay)

p < 0.01*; p < 0.001**

The original article has also been corrected.

Notes

Declarations

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
(2)
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
(3)
Global TB Program, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
(4)
Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College London

Reference

  1. Golla V, Snow K, Mandalakas AM, Schaaf HS, Du Preez K, Hesseling AC, Seddon JA. The impact of drug resistance on the risk of tuberculosis infection and disease in child household contacts: a cross sectional study. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:593. doi:10.1186/s12879-017-2668-2.

Copyright

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