Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Commentary on “Pulmonary tuberculosis and extreme prematurity”
  1. D Isaacs
  1. Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia and University of Sydney;

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Katumba-Lunyenya et al present a fascinating but sad case.


    Neonatal tuberculosis is usually caused by someone, usually the mother, with open pulmonary tuberculosis coughing on the baby.1 This mother apparently did not have open tuberculosis, so spread must have been transplacental, leading to disseminated, congenital tuberculosis. Did the baby have clinical or autopsy evidence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis?

    Most children with tuberculosis disease are not contagious. Exceptions include children with adult-type cavitary lung disease, those with sputum that is smear positive for acid fast bacilli, and those with …

    View Full Text