Perinatal Tuberculosis: Is It a Forgotten Disease?

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Abstract

Perinatal tuberculosis is an uncommon condition but with a high mortality and a challenging diagnosis. We present 4 cases of perinatal tuberculosis managed between 1991 and 2014 in a Spanish Tertiary Hospital. The infection should be considered in patients with progressive respiratory symptoms and with a poor response to conventional antibiotic therapy, especially in those with positive epidemiologic risk. Bronchoscopy can be a useful tool for diagnosis.

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