Congenital TB
Author: Pediatric Oncall
Question.
A 3 months old boy had been started on antituberculous therapy {ATT} consisting of Isoniazid , Rifampicin and Pyrazinamide since birth as mother was diagnosed to have pulmonary TB one day prior to delivery. The child was born at near term with birth weight of 1.7 kg and was thriving well {current weight = 5.7 kg}. He developed fever after one month of ATT. At that time Chest X-Ray showed superior mediastinal widening. He was given Prednisolone {1 mg, kg, day for 5 days} in suspicion of paradoxical reaction to which he responded. Currently the child is asymptomatic. On examination, there was no abnormality detected.
Answers of this discussion
Author :- Lana Ibrahim on 06 October 2014.
Answer :- anti tuberculosis treatment should be continued to complete 6 months

Author :- madheswaran mani on 06 October 2014.
Answer :- yes.

Author :- mohammed zakaria on 07 October 2014.
Answer :- No no need

Author :- MITHUN PATIL on 09 October 2014.
Answer :- no need

Author :- yasser rashed on 11 October 2014.
Answer :- yes12

Author :- hanan elsharkawy on 12 October 2014.
Answer :- yes continue

Author :- julie league on 12 October 2014.
Answer :- yes. treatment should be continued.

Author :- aiman rassam on 15 October 2014.
Answer :- 6 months

Author :- Mohamed Moustafa on 15 October 2014.
Answer :- Yes it should be continued

Author :- amany bakr on 16 October 2014.
Answer :- Yes should

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