Perinatal Tuberculosis: Is It a Forgotten Disease?

Perinatal Tuberculosis: Is It a Forgotten Disease? Perinatal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition but with a high mortality and a challenging diagnosis. We present 4 cases of perinatal tuberculosis managed between 1991 and 2014 in a Spanish Tertiary Hospital. The infection should be considered in patients with progressive respiratory symptoms and with a poor response to conventional antibiotic therapy, especially in those with positive epidemiologic risk. Bronchoscopy can be a useful tool for diagnosis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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0891-3668
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1532-0987
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10.1097/INF.0000000000001830
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Abstract

Perinatal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition but with a high mortality and a challenging diagnosis. We present 4 cases of perinatal tuberculosis managed between 1991 and 2014 in a Spanish Tertiary Hospital. The infection should be considered in patients with progressive respiratory symptoms and with a poor response to conventional antibiotic therapy, especially in those with positive epidemiologic risk. Bronchoscopy can be a useful tool for diagnosis.

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Pediatric Infectious Disease JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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