Congenital Tuberculosis in an Infant – Epidemiological Investigation

Authors

  • A Kharate Madhya Pradesh
  • Jyoti Khurana Intermediate Reference Laboratory, MRTB Hospital and Chest Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • M Patidar MRTB Hospital and Chest Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • N Doshi MRTB Hospital and Chest Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v13i1.16928

Keywords:

Gastric Aspirate, Tuberculosis, Ziehl-Neelsen, Congenital, Gene Xpert MTB/RIF Test

Abstract

Congenital Tuberculosis was diagnosed in a 40-days-old premature infant. The infant had fever. A chest radiograph showed infiltrates which was thought to be bacterial infection. Gastric aspirate revealed acid- fast bacilli by Ziehl-Neelsen staining and fluorescent microscopy later confirmed to be Mycobacterium tuberculosis by  Gene Xpert MTB/RIF test. Her 22 years old mother was later diagnosed as a case of tuberculosis with symptoms, signs and radiologic manifestation of mild pleural effusion with infiltration. Infant was treated with isoniazid, syrup rifampicin, pyrazinamide and  pyridoxine and mother with RNTCP Cat I regimen.

SAARC J TUBER DIS HIV/AIDS, 2016;XIII (1), page: 43-45

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
924
PDF
572

Author Biography

A Kharate, Madhya Pradesh

State TB Officer

Downloads

Published

2017-03-09

How to Cite

Kharate, A., Khurana, J., Patidar, M., & Doshi, N. (2017). Congenital Tuberculosis in an Infant – Epidemiological Investigation. SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 13(1), 43–45. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v13i1.16928

Issue

Section

Case Studies