Case report: Congenital transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Nora Espiritu, Lino Aguirre, Oswaldo Jave, Luis Sanchez, Daniela E. Kirwan, Robert H. Gilman

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This article presents a case of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in a Peruvian infant. His mother was diagnosed with disseminated TB, and treatment commenced 11 days postpartum. The infant was diagnosed with TB after 40 days and died at 2 months and 2 days of age. Congenital transmission of TB to the infant was suspected, because direct postpartum transmission was considered unlikely; also, thorough screening of contacts for TB was negative. Spoligotyping confirmed that both mother and baby were infected with identical strains of the Beijing family (SIT1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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