Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2014 , Vol 57 , Num 2
Review of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in children
*Semra Şen1, Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal1, Fadıl Vardar2
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi 1Pediatrik Enfeksiyon Uzmanı, 2Pediatri Profesörü *İletişim: semrasen19@gmail.com Tuberculosis is still a major public health problem in developing and developed countries. The immune status in children, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and age under two years increase the risk of progressive/ fatal disease and extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). As EP TB may mimic malignancies and many other diseases, it should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis. Because of the difficulty in obtaining bacteriological evidence, contact history, clinical findings, radiographs, and tuberculin skin test may help in decision-making regarding the initial treatment. If in doubt, empiric treatment can be administered while awaiting culture result. The morbidity and mortality can be reduced with early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Anahtar Kelimeler : ekstrapulmoner tüberküloz, çocuk.
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