16.1.1 Symptoms of childhood TB
Children with TB develop chronic symptoms in most cases, and TB may be a more acute disease in the presence of HIV infection. The commonest symptoms that parents notice are:
- Chronic cough: persistent cough (present for more than two weeks) and not improving.
- Fever: fever of greater than 38°C for 14 days, after common causes such as malaria and pneumonia have been ruled out.
- Weight loss: documented weight loss or failure to gain weight.
16.1 Diagnosis and management of TB in children
16.1.2 Signs of childhood TB