Systemic amyloidosis complicating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in childhood.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is increasingly common and is associated with long diagnostic delay and high morbidity. We present a 7-year-old child who developed steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome while receiving treatment for tuberculosis. Renal biopsy results showed systemic amyloidosis; culture of peritoneal tissue confirmed disseminated multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Paediatric Infectious Disease Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. drdaveleroux@ gmail.com
SourceThe Pediatric infectious disease journal 31:9 2012 Sep pg 994-7
Pub Type(s)Case Reports