Drug resistant TB spine in a two year old child: A case report

Prathiksha Giridharan, Elilarasi Selladurai, Sarath Balaji, Snegha Karunakaran Pramila, Arunagirinathan V, Sivakumar Shanmugam, Syed Hissar, Mohan Natrajan, Kelly E. Dooley, Bella Devaleenal Daniel

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Spinal tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of high morbidity that is associated with deformity and neurological sequelae, especially in growing children. Children diagnosed with spinal TB need to be monitored closely for clinical improvements. Previous history of antituberculous therapy (ATT), poor adherence to previous ATT, contact with persons having known drug-resistant (DR) TB, or clinical worsening despite regular ATT are strong indicators for the diagnosis of DR TB of the spine. We report a case of spinal DRTB in a two year old child with no previous history of ATT and contact with a person on irregular treatment for drug sensitive TB that did not show regression of the spinal lesions despite standard ATT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Tuberculosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • Children
  • Drug resistant TB
  • TB spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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