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Congenital tuberculosis presenting as sepsis syndrome


Chulapong Chanta MD*,
Yaowaluk Jariyapongpaibul MD*, Krilerk Triratanapa MD*
* Pediatric Unit, Chiang Rai Prachanukraw Hospital


A 20 day old male infant presented with fever, respiratory distress and poor feeding for 7 days. He
was referred from a community hospital and diagnosed as sepsis. Physical examination revealed
hepatosplenomegaly. A chest radiograph showed miliary infiltration of both lungs. Smear of gastric washing
for AFB was positive. Congenital tuberculosis was diagnosed, the infant was successfully treated with
antituberculous drugs and followed up monthly for 1 year. He had good health and normal development after
the illness.

Keyword : Congenital tuberculosis, Sepsis, Antituberculous drugs

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