Congenital Tuberculosis in a Neonate: A Diagnostic Dilemma

P Raj, YK Sarin


Though tuberculosis (TB) among pregnant women is not unusual in our country, documented cases of congenital tuberculosis are rare. Diagnosis is often difficult as signs and symptoms in a neonate are non- specific. Maternal history of tuberculosis is often missed, as many of them are asymptomatic. Here we present a neonate who was operated in view of intestinal obstruction which intra operatively showed disseminated abdominal tuberculosis with infected ascites.


Congenital tuberculosis, Lymphadenopathy, Ascites, Liver biopsy

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