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1 MDR-TB in Children Session 8
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Risk of TB disease varies by age Greatest in infants (< 4 years); Declines slowly to nadir at 5-10 years; Rapid increase in risk with a second peak between years. Donald PR. Age and the epidemiology and pathogenesis of tuberculosis. Lancet 2010;375:
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Wallgren A. Primary tuberculous infections in young adult life and in childhood. Am J Dis Child 1941; 61: Mortality in relation to age Infection in children less than 4 years old progresses rapidly; Greater risk of dissemination and extrapulmonary involvement. Age (years) NumberMortality % % % %
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT High risk of infection TST studies in the pre-chemotherapy era ( ) † –Cohorts included thousands of children and adults. –Follow-up for up to 27 years. Infectiousness of the index case: –60–80% of children became infected when the source case was smear-positive. –30–40% of children became infected when the source case was smear negative. † Marais BJ, Gie RP, Schaaf HS, et al. The natural history of childhood intra-thoracic TB. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2004;8(4):
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT MDR-TB in Children Difficulty of bacteriological confirmation often leads to late diagnosis of MDR-TB. Lack of DST often leads to inadequate treatment regimens and amplification of resistance. Contact history is important: almost all resistance in children is primary. Empiric MDR-TB treatment should be initiated in children based on the DST of the contact.
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Schaaf HS, Gie RP, Kennedy M, et al. Evaluation of young children in contact with adult multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a 30-month follow-up. Pediatrics 2002;109(5): High risk of infection in children who are contacts of MDR-TB patients In 119 South African children less than 5 years of age who had contact with an adult with MDR-TB in the prior 30 months: –24% had active TB –51% had latent infection (TST+) –37% had no evidence of infection
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT MDR-TB outcomes in pediatric patients with low HIV prevalence 29 children treated for MDR-TB in South Africa : –All clinically and radiologically well at 30 months of follow-up. 16 children treated for MDR-TB in Peru : –3 cured, 1 (6%) failure/death, remaining 12 children have intermediate outcomes demonstrating favorable response. Schaaf HS, Gie RP, Kennedy M, et al. Evaluation of young children in contact with adult multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a 30-month follow-up. Pediatrics 2002; 109: Mukherjee JS, Joseph JK, Rich ML, et al. Clinical and programmatic considerations in the treatment of MDR-TB in children: a series of 16 patients from Lima, Peru. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2003; 7:
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT MDR-TB outcomes in pediatric patients with low HIV prevalence 38 children treated for MDR-TB in Peru (28 with culture-confirmed disease): –32 (94%) cured, 1 (3%) failure/death, 1 (3%) LTFU, and 4 probable cures. 20 children treated for active MDR-TB in NYC (6 with culture-confirmed disease): –16 (80%) successfully completed treatment, 1 (5%) death, 2 left NYC, 1 had incomplete record. Drobac PC, Mukherjee JS, Joseph JK, et al. Community-based therapy for children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Pediatrics 2006; 117(6): Feja K, McNelley E, Tran CS, Burzynski J, Saiman L. Management of pediatric multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infections in New York City from 1995 to Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008; 27:
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Household contacts of MDR-TB patients almost always have MDR-TB A Peru study looked at 4503 household contacts of 693 MDR- TB and XDR-TB index patients: –117 (2.6%) had active TB at the time the index patient began MDR-TB treatment; –242 contacts developed TB during 4-year follow-up; –Of the 359 cases of active TB, 142 had DST, of whom 129 (91%) had MDR-TB. Becerra MC, Appleton SC, Franke MF, et al. Tuberculosis burden in households of patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet 2011; 377:
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT MDR-TB outcomes in pediatric patients with high HIV prevalence 19 children treated for MDR-TB in Lesotho –74% HIV co-infected –84% had cavitary lesions or bilateral disease –10 (53%) were smear-negative at the time of MDR-TB initiation Outcomes for 17 who had finished treatment: –15 (88%) completed treatment or were cured, –2 (12%) died late in treatment from unknown causes Satti H, McLaughlin MM, Omotayo DB et al. Outcomes of comprehensive care for children empirically treated for MDR-TB in a setting of high HIV prevalence. PLoS One 2012; 7/(5): e37114.
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Adverse effects in children Al-Dabbagh M, Lapphra K, McGloin R, et al. Drug-resistant tuberculosis: pediatric guidelines. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011; 30(6): Adverse effects Incidence in children (%) Potential causative agents Hearing loss7 – 9 %Km, Amk, Cm Renal toxicity3 %Km, Amk, Cm Gastrointestinal symptoms12 – 50 %H, Z, Eto, fluoroquinolones, PAS, macrolides, amoxicillin/clavulanate Hepatotoxicity9 %Z, H, R, PAS, Eto, FQs, macrolides Hypothyroidism6 – 9 %Eto, PAS Psychiatric effects6 – 11 %Cs, FQs, thioamides Skin manifestations3 – 8 %H, R, fluoroquinolones, Cs, Eto, E, clofazimine, amoxicillin/clavulanate Arthralgia, arthritis0.7 – 4.5 %Fluoroquinolones, Z Blurring of vision9 %E, linezolid Electrolyte abnormalities3 %Km, Amk, Cm
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Recommendations Diagnosis of MDR-TB is difficult in children: –Children have lower bacillary load; the majority of children do not have positive smears or cultures. –Uses aggressive methods such as gastric lavage and sputum induction. –New technologies may prove to have a higher yield.
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Recommendations Contact history is the most important: –Almost all resistance in children is primary. –Household contacts of MDR-TB patients almost always have MDR-TB. –Bacteriological confirmation should not be a barrier to initiation of treatment. –Empiric MDR-TB treatment can be initiated in children based on the DST of the contact.
USAID TB CARE II PROJECT Recommendations MDR-TB regimens for children follow the same principles as for adults: –4 or more effective drugs, –18-24 months of treatment, –Pill splitting is usually necessary since there are few pediatric formulations, and –Monitor weight frequently since children grow. Children tend to tolerate second-line TB drugs better than adults.