Tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by mycobacteria. Most frequently the lung is affected by tuberculosis, but other organs can also be affected, especially in children. Children have a much higher risk of contracting tuberculosis than adults.
In our outpatient clinic infants, children and adolescents (0-18 years) who are suspected of having tuberculosis or who have had contact with a person with tuberculosis are examined and treated. This requires a skin and/or blood test and often also X-ray.
If the outpatient care is not sufficient, an inpatient examination and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with tuberculosis is possible on the children's ward (ward 63).
Important information for your visit to the outpatient clinic
Please bring with you:
- Referral to pediatric pneumology (new for each quarter)
- Insurance card
- Vaccination booklet
- X-rays and already existing findings (e.g. from the public health department)
We kindly ask the parents, also in the interest of the other patients, to arrive punctually at the agreed time. If you are unable to make the appointment, please cancel in time.