HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

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.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Contributor : Marielle Le Guen Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:57:54 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:10:17 AM

Links full text




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, Society for General Microbiology, 2010, 59 (6), pp.733-735. ⟨10.1099/jmm.0.016881-0⟩. ⟨hal-00628826⟩



Record views