Journal Article

Tuberculosis (Presumed Congenital) in a Neonatal Unit in Dar‐es‐Salaam, Tanzania

Karim P. Manji, Georgina Msemo, Bushiri Tamim and Erica Thomas

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 47, issue 3, pages 153-155
Published in print June 2001 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online June 2001 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/47.3.153
Tuberculosis (Presumed Congenital) in a Neonatal Unit in Dar‐es‐Salaam, Tanzania

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This is the first report of congenital tuberculosis from Tanzania. It discusses the problems of diagnosis in a typical neonatal unit in a developing country. Three cases are reported within 1 year. Failure to thrive was the most common symptom. We speculate that congenital tuberculosis is not rare and carries a high mortality. There is need to have a high index of suspicion especially where maternal HIV and tuberculosis are highly prevalent.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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