Diagnostic Dilemma

TUBERCULOSIS WITH HYPER IgE


Author: Pediatric Oncall
Question
An 8 years old boy presented with cough for 4 months. His Mantoux test was 22 mm and chest X-Ray was suggestive of primary complex. In view of recurrent cough, a serum IgE was done that was elevated (4763 IU/L). He was started on antituberculous therapy (ATT) and completed 6 months of ATT. There were no other symptoms of any other infections or allergies.

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