Journal Article

Perinatal Tuberculosis a Case Series

Meenu Singh, Kavitha Kothur, Devi Dayal and Sirisha Kusuma

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 53, issue 2, pages 135-138
Published in print April 2007 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online December 2006 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fml074
Perinatal Tuberculosis a Case Series

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Perinatal tuberculosis is insufficiently understood and has been rarely reported even in areas endemic for the disease, and unless a high index of suspicion is maintained the diagnosis can be missed. Differentiation of congenital from early postnatally acquired tuberculosis is only of epidemiological importance. We hereby report one case of congenital tuberculosis and three cases of perinatal tuberculosis, and problems faced during investigation and management and emphasize need for improved screening of women at risk and sensitization of the medical community about this entity.

Keywords: tuberculosis; perinatal; congenital tuberculosis; intrauterine infection.

Journal Article.  1093 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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