Tuberculosis in Early Infancy: Rare in Today’s World

  • Jitendra Thakur Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Basant Rai Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Rupa Rajbhandari Singh Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Sohini Ghosh Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Pratyush Gyawali Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
Keywords: Tuberculosis, infant, diagnosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis in early infancy was not so common earlier also and has become rare these days. Since the disease is occasionally encountered, pediatricians should suspect tuberculosis in infants not responding to standard therapy. Here we report a case of three months old female who had presented with complaints of fever for two months, cough for one and half months and difficulty breathing for seven days and was being treated in line of bacterial pneumonia without improvement. She was found to be mycobacterium positive and was treated with anti-tubercular therapy leading to improvement and discharge. So, though rare, it is important to consider tuberculosis even in early infancy not responding to standard antibiotic therapy.

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Author Biographies

Jitendra Thakur, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor

Basant Rai, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor

Rupa Rajbhandari Singh, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Professor

Sohini Ghosh, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Junior Resident

Pratyush Gyawali, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Junior Resident

Published
2019-01-11
How to Cite
Thakur, J., Rai, B., Singh, R., Ghosh, S., & Gyawali, P. (2019). Tuberculosis in Early Infancy: Rare in Today’s World. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 38(2), 143-145. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v38i2.19329
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Case Reports