J Pediatr Infect Dis 2007; 02(03): 175-179
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557032
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

A case of primary pulmonary tuberculosis presenting as foreign body aspiration

Tarkan İkizoǧlu
a  Department of Pediatrics, Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, Manisa, Turkiye
,
Özge Yılmaz
b  Department of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, Manisa, Turkiye
,
Mine Özkol
c  Department of Radiology, Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, Manisa, Turkiye
,
Ayhan Söǧüt
b  Department of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, Manisa, Turkiye
,
Hasan Yüksel
b  Department of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, Manisa, Turkiye
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30 January 2007

05 March 2007

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

An 18-month-old child was hospitalized with presumptive diagnosis of foreign body aspiration. Chest radiography revealed atelectasis in the right lower lobe. Foreign body was not seen at rigid bronchoscopy. Tuberculin skin test was 11 mm with one scar of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine. Computerized tomography of thorax revealed conglomerating lymphadenopathy in the right hilus and calcified lymphadenopathy as well as pneumonic consolidation of the right lower lobe. Tuberculosis was diagnosed based on his tuberculin skin test and thorax computerized tomography. This case is presented to emphasize that tuberculosis should be included to the differential diagnosis of children that present with signs and symptoms of foreign body aspiration and atelectasis.