Pediatric bacillary pulmonary tuberculosis - case report
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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