Congenital tuberculosis : a report of a probable case

Le Roux, F. B. ; Schwersenski , J. ; Greeff, M. J. (1978)

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.

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