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Dreadful Changing Kaleidoscope of Pediatric Disseminated Tuberculosis: A Case Series of TB in Children

S Fouziya Sultana, Bela Verma, Amin Kaba

Keywords : Biopsy, CBNAAT, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Tuberculous lymphadenitis

Citation Information : Sultana SF, Verma B, Kaba A. Dreadful Changing Kaleidoscope of Pediatric Disseminated Tuberculosis: A Case Series of TB in Children. Pediatr Inf Dis 2022; 4 (2):65-72.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1330

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Childhood tuberculosis is a formidable problem in present times. Although the principles of diagnosis and treatment remain the same in children and adults, yet the dissimilarities in the pathology and the host bring up challenges while dealing with pediatric TB. Just as children are not miniature adults, TB in children is also not a miniature version of the adult form. Therefore, it becomes very important to be aware and highly suspicious of infection with tuberculosis especially in endemic countries like India. We present a case series of five cases of different presentations of tuberculosis in childhood. Only one among the five survived the illness and the other four succumbed to the disease. This study highlights the high prevalence and varied clinical spectrum of childhood tuberculosis in Mumbai city.


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