Disseminated Tuberculosis Causing Pancytopaenia in an Indian Boy

  • A Roy Medical College, Kolkata
  • J Chaudhuri Medical College, Kolkata
  • K Kumar Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
  • D Mukhopadhyay Medical College, Kolkata
Keywords: disseminated tuberculosis, Bone marrow granuloma, pancytopaenia

Abstract

Tuberculosis still remains a major public health problem, particularly in developing countries. We report 11 year old Indian boy who presented with low grade fever, weight loss, hepatomegaly, ascites and petechial spots for past 6 weeks associated with pancytopaenia. Subsequently, bone marrow biopsy from the iliac crest revealed an epithelioid cell granuloma with hypercellularity. This is a rare presentation where disseminated tuberculosis presented as pancytopaenia.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.7577

J Nepal Paediatr Soc. 2013;33(1):52-54

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Author Biographies

A Roy, Medical College, Kolkata
Resident (Paediatrics).
J Chaudhuri, Medical College, Kolkata
Resident (Paediatrics)
K Kumar, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
Medical College, Kolkata
D Mukhopadhyay, Medical College, Kolkata
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics
Published
2013-06-15
How to Cite
Roy, A., Chaudhuri, J., Kumar, K., & Mukhopadhyay, D. (2013). Disseminated Tuberculosis Causing Pancytopaenia in an Indian Boy. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 33(1), 52-54. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.7577
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series