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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000016
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Tuberculosis of the Thymus in a 6-month-old Infant With Literature Review

Ruangnapa, Kanokpan MD; Anuntaseree, Wanaporn MD; Suntornlohanakul, Somchai MD

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Abstract

Tuberculosis of the thymus is very uncommon. Most previously reported cases have involved adolescents or adults. Herein, we report a case of tuberculosis of the thymus diagnosed in a 6-month-old infant, presenting with progressive dyspnea and a mediastinal mass. Both clinical and radiologic findings were nonspecific, while pathologic findings confirmed thymic tissue with massive caseous granulomas consistent with tuberculosis.

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