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Renal Tuberculosis in a 14-Years-Old Boy Presented as Pyrexia of an Unknown Origin (PUO): A First Case Report
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 21-24
Received: Mar. 11, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 9, 2018; Published: May 14, 2018
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Sam Hassan, Department of Paediatrics, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ali Hassan Abro, Infectious Diseases Unit, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Tuberculosis remains an important public health problem, especially in developing countries. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis mainly affects the lungs but extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis is not uncommon. However, renal involvement is very rare particularly in paediatric age group. This article is reporting a case of 14 years old Emirati boy who presented with history of fever, mild cough and night sweats after admission. The patient was treated as a case of fever of unknown origin, most likely secondary to community acquired pneumonia. On further investigations, he was found to have pulmonary tuberculosis with miliary pattern of the both lungs and also renal tuberculosis as the urine culture grew Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) (Mycobacterium Tuberculosis). The patient responded very well to the Anti-tuberculosis treatment and became symptom free.
Mycobacterium, Renal Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, PUO
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Sam Hassan, Ali Hassan Abro, Renal Tuberculosis in a 14-Years-Old Boy Presented as Pyrexia of an Unknown Origin (PUO): A First Case Report, American Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2018, pp. 21-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ajp.20180402.11
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