Within the paediatric population, children less than 5 years of age and those in the teenage years have the highest risk of Latent TB infection (LTBI) reactivation to active TB. Children who face the highest risk have been in close contact with someone who has or had active TB, or have comorbid conditions, e.g. HIV, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or are taking immunosuppressants.
|Dr Ana M. Avarez, MD
Dr Ana Alvarez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Jacksonville. Dr Alvarez specializes in pediatric infectious diseases, and has clinical and research special interests in tuberculosis, immunology, and HIV/AIDS.
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