Pediatric bacillary pulmonary tuberculosis - case report

  • Andreia Lomba Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga
  • Ana Ferraz Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga
  • Sónia Regina Silva Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga
  • Maria Manuel Flores Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga
  • Alcina Saraiva Department ou Pulmonology, Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga
Keywords: chemoprophylaxis, mycobacterium tuberculosis, pediatric, pulmonary tuberculosis

Abstract

Children are more susceptible than adults to development of tuberculosis after exposure to active disease, hence screening and chemoprophylaxis are particularly important. Although Portugal is considered to have a low burden of tuberculosis, educating the population on the importance of screening and treatment is vital to decrease the number of cases. Herein is reported the case of an 11-year-old girl with previous contact with active tuberculosis who was lost to follow-up and later diagnosed with bacillary pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Lomba, A., Ferraz, A., Regina Silva, S., Flores, M. M., & Saraiva, A. (2020). Pediatric bacillary pulmonary tuberculosis - case report. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 29(1), 56-58. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v29.i1.14777
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Case Reports