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.
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.