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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Abstract

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
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
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Postpartum Period
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Therapeutics

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
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Case report : Congenital transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. / Espiritu, Nora; Aguirre, Lino; Jave, Oswaldo; Sanchez, Luis; Kirwan, Daniela E.; Gilman, Robert H.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2014, p. 92-95.

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Espiritu, Nora ; Aguirre, Lino ; Jave, Oswaldo ; Sanchez, Luis ; Kirwan, Daniela E. ; Gilman, Robert H. / Case report : Congenital transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2014 ; Vol. 91, No. 1. pp. 92-95.
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