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Disseminated Tuberculosis Complicated With Pneumatoceles in 2 Infants.

PMID: 33433163 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000002964 (read at publisher's website )

Sara Guillén Martín, Ignacio Callejas Caballero, Arancha Berzosa Sánchez, Marta Illán Ramos, Beatriz Soto Sánchez, José Tomás Ramos Amador,

Pneumatoceles are rare complications of pulmonary tuberculosis in children. We present 2 cases in infants of disseminated tuberculosis complicated by pneumatoceles with different evolution. This complication should be considered if worsening of respiratory symptoms occurs after initiating anti-tuberculous treatment. Treatment of pneumatoceles is usually conservative and surgical treatment should be used in patients with giant cysts which cause respiratory distress.

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2021, 40(2):e94-e97]

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