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Perinatal Tuberculosis: Is it a Forgotten Disease?

Ferreras-Antolin Laura; Caro-Aguilera, Pilar; Perez-Ruiz, Estela; Moreno-Perez, David; Perez-Frias, Francisco Javier
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: Post Acceptance: November 20, 2017
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001830
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Perinatal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition but with a high mortality and a challenging diagnosis. We present four cases of perinatal tuberculosis managed between 1991-2014 in a Spanish Tertiary Hospital. The infection should be considered in patients with progressive respiratory symptoms and with a poor response to conventional antibiotic therapy, especially in those with positive epidemiologic risk. Bronchoscopy can be a useful tool for diagnosis.

Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest or funding to disclose.

Correspondence author: Laura Ferreras-Antolín. Laura.ferrerasantolin@nhs.net

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