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Congenital Miliary Tuberculosis in a Seven Day Neonate
Forum Shah1, Renuka Ashtekar2.
1Department of Neonatology, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, India,
2Seth G S Medical College, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India.
Congenital tuberculosis (TB) is rarely reported in India inspite of India being a country having endemic TB. We present a neonate with congenital TB who presented on day seven with fever, hepatosplenomegaly and miliary shadows on chest X-ray (CXR). Gastric lavage for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) isolated Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex and mother was subsequently diagnosed to have disseminated TB.

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