Pediatric bacillary pulmonary tuberculosis - case report
Keywords:chemoprophylaxis, mycobacterium tuberculosis, pediatric, pulmonary tuberculosis
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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