Skip Navigation LinksHome > July 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 > Cavitating Tuberculosis in an Infant: Case Report and Litera...
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
Instructive Cases

Cavitating Tuberculosis in an Infant: Case Report and Literature Review

van Hest, Rob MD, MSc*; de Vries, Gerard MD, MSc*; Morbano, Giovanni RN*; Pijnenburg, Mariëlle MD†; Hartwig, Nico MD, PhD†; Baars, Hennie MD*

Collapse Box


Primary cavitating tuberculosis is a rare complication of primary tuberculosis in young children. In the absence of a known adult source case, the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children can be difficult. We describe an 8-month-old baby with primary cavitating tuberculosis, in whom there was considerable delay in diagnosis, and review the literature.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.