Tuberculosis Exposure, Infection and Disease Among Children with Medical ComorbiditiesCruz, Andrea T. MD, MPH*†‡; Merchant, Omar BS*; Zafar, Affan BS*; Starke, Jeffrey R. MD*†Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: August 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 8 - p 885–888 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000343 Brief Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract Sixty-nine children with medical comorbidities were treated for tuberculosis (TB) exposure (7), infection (40) or disease (22). The most common comorbidities in children with TB disease were malignancy (23%), cyanotic heart disease (18%), hemoglobinopathies (18%) and autoimmune disease (14%). Ninety-six percent who received TB medications had no adverse events and 98% completed therapy. Two (9%) died of TB. Author Information From the *Department of Pediatrics; †Sections Infectious Diseases; and ‡Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Accepted for publication March 6, 2014. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Address for correspondence: Andrea T. Cruz, MD, MPH, 6621 Fannin Street, Suite A2210, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.