Saturday, May 2, 2015

Study group discussion: Kochs contact

Question: Definition of Koch's contact!

Answers, comments posted on the group -

1. Should have:
Sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis or sputum negative culture positive pulmonary TB

2. Person who is open case of Koch, person who just started AKT and person who completed AKT within 2 years.

Extras:

It was my pediatrics viva question. I didn't know the answer back then! Thanks!

The contact should be a member of the household or be frequenting regularly.

The first identified case in a household is called as index case.

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