This is a report of a 4-month-old baby girl who presented with respiratory distress, bronchopneumonia, marasmus and hepatosplenomegaly and proved to have congenital tuberculosis on the basis of a strongly positive Mantoux test and liver biopsy findings. Endometrial biopsy in the asymptomatic mother confirmed the source of infection and the perinatal onset of illness. The age range of previously reported cases of congenital tuberculosis is 1-84 days and this case would appear to be the latest presentation of congenital tuberculosis in the literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health