ISSN - 0973-0958
   
 
CONGENITAL TUBERCULOSIS
Anand Kumar Agarwal1, Manisha Agarwal2, D C Verma3.
1Department of Pediatrics, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 2Gynaecology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India, 3Department of Pediatrics, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Ghaziabad.
 
Abstract

Congenital tuberculosis is an unusual and severe clinical presentation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection. It is usually difficult to diagnose and treat. We report a six weeks old male infant who presented with fever and difficulty in breathing since birth. The diagnosis was made by demonstration of MTB bacilli in the gastric aspirate of baby and chest radiography. Mother was on anti-tubercular treatment (ATT) for past four months. Baby showed improvement on ATT.
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