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Fatal congenital tuberculosis due to a Beijing strain in a premature neonate.

Abstract

Congenital tuberculosis (TB) remains a rare disease but is fatal if untreated. Early detection is difficult because of the non-specific nature of the symptoms in TB during pregnancy and infancy. This report summarizes a case of congenital TB in a very premature infant, born at 25 weeks gestation. Miliary TB was diagnosed in the mother when the neonate was 20 days old. Antituberculous therapy allowed a rapid improvement in the mother. The infant died at 27 days old. A Beijing genotype strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated both in the mother, from pulmonary and urine specimens, and in the infant, from peritoneal fluid.

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hal-00628826 , version 1 (04-10-2011)

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Marie-Louise Abalain, Odile Petsaris, Geneviève Héry-Arnaud, Pascale Marcorelles, F. Couturaud, et al.. Fatal congenital tuberculosis due to a Beijing strain in a premature neonate.. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2010, 59 (6), pp.733-735. ⟨10.1099/jmm.0.016881-0⟩. ⟨hal-00628826⟩

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