Skip Navigation LinksHome > February 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 > Tuberculosis of the Thymus in a 6-month-old Infant With Lite...
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000016
Brief Reports

Tuberculosis of the Thymus in a 6-month-old Infant With Literature Review

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

Supplemental Author Material
Collapse Box


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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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.