Congenital tuberculosis : a report of a probable case
CITATION: Le Roux, F. B., Schwersenski, J. & Greeff, M. J. 1978. Congenital tuberculosis : a report of a probable case. South African Medical Journal, 53(23): 946-948.
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Extensive miliary pulmonary tuberculosis in a 17-day-old infant born to a mother with pulmonary tuberculosis is described. It was assumed that the patient probably had congenital tuberculosis. We report our findings to draw attention to a rare disease where a high index of suspicion, timely diagnosis and adequate management are essential if treatment is to be successful.