Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 5th, 2005
Congenital tuberculosis (TB) refers to TB transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy. Congenital TB is rare, but can be fatal if not treated. The disease is difficult to diagnose unless the mother's TB history is known.
B. Naouri, MD, of the Palm Beach County Health Department, and colleagues reported the case in the March 18, 2005, edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Congenital pulmonary tuberculosis associated with maternal cerebral tuberculosis -...
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