Suspected lung tuberculosis

Ramachandran, R.S. and Ramanathan, K. (1970) Suspected lung tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 17 (2). pp. 78-80.

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Congenital tuberculosis is exceedingly rare. A review of the literature revealed only 147 cases. Two cases presented in this report were seen in a teaching hospital in a six year period. Both the infants were seen before six weeks of age. Both presented with prolonged pyrexia. Mothers were known to have pulmonary tuberculosis in both the instances. Tuberculin tests were positive. Radiographic evidence of tuberculosis was present in one case only while histological evidence was present in the other. Both responded to the therapy well. The need for early diagnosis in successful salvaging these infants is emphasized.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Congenital Tuberculosis, Lung Tuberculosis, Infants, Tuberculin Test, Pyrexia, Mothers, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Cases
Subjects:Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Temperature Changes
Persons > Age Groups > Infant
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:1160
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:17 January 2006

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