Otitis media revealing a congenital tuberculosisis in preterm neonate: a case report

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 27-33      |     PDF (156 K)    |     Pub. Date: January 16, 2024
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Mariam Erradi, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatology Department Hospital Mother-Child - Hassan II CHU of Fes Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry of Fes - Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Km 2.200 Route Sidi Harazem, P.O. Box 1893, 30070 Fes, Morocco.

Congenital tuberculosis is rare and fatal. The delay in diagnosis is very common in most cases. We report a premature infant born after 30 weeks of gestation; the diagnosis was suspected in front of otorrhea at 5 weeks of life with the announcement of the death of the mother following multifocal tuberculosis. The mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated in direct examination of needle biopsy (cytopunction) of cervical lymphadenopathy; the infant had received antibacillary treatment for 12 months according to the national protocol; no index case in the family was objectified. The infant was treated, and he is recovering with good clinical evolution. This case raises the difficulty of diagnosing tuberculosis in the neonatal period as well as the interest of establishing in our context a strategy for screening nosocomial infections of tuberculosis in an inpatient setting.

Congenital tuberculosisis, preterm, otitis media, diagnosis, case report

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Mariam Erradi, Otitis media revealing a congenital tuberculosisis in preterm neonate: a case report , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 27-33. 10.54647/cm321239


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