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Extensive fibrosis caused by Pleural Tuberculosis: A lesson from a case without post-exposure-prophylaxis†
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages 206–209, February 2013
How to Cite
Emmrich, J. V., Kamprad, M., Sorge, I., Hammerschmidt, S., Gradistanac, T., Schille, R., Kiess, W. and Prenzel, F. (2013), Extensive fibrosis caused by Pleural Tuberculosis: A lesson from a case without post-exposure-prophylaxis. Pediatr. Pulmonol., 48: 206–209. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22571
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 2011
- none reported
- pleural tuberculosis;
We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with extensive pleural fibrosis and contraction of the affected hemithorax secondary to pleural tuberculosis (TB), who was successfully treated with a 6 months course of the standard WHO regimen. Although well described for the adult population, this complication is rare among children and to our knowledge, no such case has been described since the widespread introduction of antitubercular therapy in the 1950s. This case underscores the importance of appropriate follow-up and administration of chemoprophylaxis after TB exposure. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013; 48:206–209. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.