The Disseminated tuberculosis with cavitary lung lesion and tuberculoma in a six-month-old Libyan infant

  • Monira Ali Dakheel Pediatric Infectious Disease Department, Tripoli University Hospital, Tripoli, Libya
  • Abdelrahman Mohammed Najaim Libyan National Center of Disease Control, Tripoli, Libya
  • Ahmed Mesbah Moslah Radiology Department, Tripoli University Hospital, Tripoli, Libya
  • Halima Daw Buni Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tripoli University, Libya
Keywords: Tuberculosis, TB, BCG, MRI, meningitis

Abstract

The patient of the report is a six- month-old Libyan female, who presented with a history of fever, persistent cough, and an attack of seizure. The patient has been diagnosed with a case of brain Tuberculoma and cavitation in the right lung based on the Brain Magnetic resonance imaging and the Chest Computed tomography scan, respectively. Subsequently, the patient was treated with antituberculous drugs and corticosteroids. After finishing the treatment, the patient has been cured. This case illustrates the possibility of developing early disseminated tuberculosis during infancy and highlights the difficulties of the diagnosis during the early stages of the disease. The case emphasizes the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment to prevent severe consequences in infancy.

Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
1.
Dakheel MA, Najaim AM, Moslah AM, Buni HD (2021) The Disseminated tuberculosis with cavitary lung lesion and tuberculoma in a six-month-old Libyan infant. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:1929-1932. doi: 10.3855/jidc.15154
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Case Reports