J Pediatr Infect Dis 2009; 04(04): 425-428
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-2009-0196
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Disseminated cerebral tuberculosis in an immunocompetent adolescent boy

Vania Giacomet
a  Department of Pediatrics, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
,
Silvia Beretta
a  Department of Pediatrics, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
,
Alessandra Viganò
a  Department of Pediatrics, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
,
Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
a  Department of Pediatrics, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
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07 April 2008

28 November 2008

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in children is increasing. In the year 2000, 11% of the 8.3 million new cases of TB worldwide occurred in children less than 15 years of age. We describe a case of miliary cerebral and retinal TB that occurred in an immunocompetent adolescent who was treated with anti TB therapy for 14 months and had a complete resolution of the cerebral lesions.