|Item||Inclusion criteria||Exclusion criteria|
-Studies involving paediatrics ≤15 years.|
-Studies including both male and female patients.
-Participants ≥15 years
-Participants with multi-morbidities
|Intervention / Investigated condition||The review will be assessing the incidence of TB and MDR-TB among the paediatric population and the therapeutic options available.||-Studies describing combined treatment of more than 2 diseases (TB or MDR-TB /HIV)|
-Studies conducted in paediatric patients globally|
-Studies conducted in paediatric patients of all cultural backgrounds
-Studies assessing the incidence of TB and MDR-TB among the paediatric population.|
-Studies assessing the therapeutic options available to treat TB and MDR-TB in terms of the dosage forms available.
|Studies describing outcomes that are unrelated to the incidence and treatment of TB and MDR-TB|
|Type of studies||Cohort studies that use quantitative research methods and Observation studies||
-Mini-reviews, conference abstracts, letters to editors, editorials, commentaries.|
-Studies without an abstract
-Studies whose full data will not be available even upon requesting from the author
-Duplicates studies: for studies published with the same or different titles or in more than one journal, the most updated version shall be considered.