Recurrent tuberculosis in a young child

Last updated on 29-4-2020 by Vanessa Mathys

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A young child, 19 months of age, presented with a second episode of tuberculosis after full recovery from initial tuberculosis disease 6 months earlier. Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from both episodes were genotyped and differed from one another. We present the first case of proven tuberculosis reinfection in a likely immunocompetent child, living in a high-risk environment favorable for exposition to M. tuberculosis but in a low-incidence country.

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