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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

Dispatch

Tuberculosis in Children and Adolescents, Taiwan, 1996–2003

Pei-Chun Chan*†, Li-Min Huang*, Yi-Chun Wu†, Hsiang-Lin Yang†, I-Shou Chang‡, Chun-Yi Lu*, Ping-Ing Lee*, Chin-Yun Lee*, and Luan-Yin Chang*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; †Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan; ‡National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, Taiwan;

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Distribution of different sites of extrapulmonary tuberculosis among 4 age groups, Taiwan, 1996–2003

Site Age group
<4 y (n = 242), 
no. (%) 5–9 y (n = 96), 
no. (%) 10–14 y (n = 105), 
no. (%) 15–19 y (n = 242) 
no. (%)
Meninges 30 (12) 6 (6) 6 (6) 25 (10)
Lymph nodes 56 (24) 51 (54) 44 (41) 127 (53)
Bone and joint 92 (39) 11(11) 12 (11) 10 (4)
Genitourinary tract 1 (<1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 9 (4)
Skin and eye 15 (6) 3 (3) 6 (6) 10 (4)
Gastrointestinal tract 5 (2) 3 (3) 8 (8) 11 (5)
Others 42 (17) 21 (22) 28 (27) 49 (20)

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