Adamu AL, Aliyu MH, Galadanci NA, Musa BM, Gadanya MA, Gajida AU, Amole TG, Bello IW, Gambo S, Abubakar I. Deaths during tuberculosis treatment among paediatric patients in a large tertiary hospital in Nigeria. PloS one. 12(12). e0183270. PMID: 28817675 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5560640
Despite availability of effective cure, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death in children. In many high-burden countries, childhood TB is underdiagnosed and underreported, and care is often accessed too late, resulting in adverse treatment outcomes. In this study, we examined the time to death and its associated factors among a cohort of children that commenced TB treatment in a large treatment centre in northern Nigeria.