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Abstract:

Congenital tuberculosis (TB) is uncommon, and diagnosis may be delayed. We report a case of congenital TB and the management of exposure in three different neonatal intensive care units. This case demonstrates the need for a high index of suspicion, active communication among maternal and neonatal medical providers, and timely provider reporting of maternal disease, and emphasizes the relatively greater risk of transmission to health care workers versus infants in this setting.

Keywords: congenital; contact investigation; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, New York, New York, USA 2: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, New York, New York, USA; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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