Primary cavitating tuberculosis in a 2-month-old infant.
Cavitation in primary pulmonary tuberculosis is rare, particularly in infants. We report a case of a 2-month-old infant with primary cavitating tuberculosis. Computed tomography first showed consolidation of the left upper lobe, and results of a course of antimicrobial therapy demonstrated a cystic lesion. The cyst was demonstrated to be a tuberculous cavity by postoperative histopathologic examination.
Department of Paediatrics, West China Second Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.
SourceThe Pediatric infectious disease journal 31:10 2012 Oct pg 1097-9
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports