Stridor as the initial presenting symptom of infant tuberculosis: Case report

Arslansoyu Camlar S., Babayiǧit A., Makay B., Ölmez D., Karakaya P., UZUNER N., ...More

Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri, vol.19, no.4, pp.334-337, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.334-337
  • Keywords: Infant, Respiratory sounds, Tuberculosis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Tuberculosis is still a major health problem in developing countries in endemic areas and household contact is an important risk factor in contamination. The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of tuberculosis may be insidious and non-specific. Severe stridor may rarely be the presenting symptom of tuberculosis especially in infants. Here, a previously healthy infant admitted with severe stridor and diagnosed as disseminated tuberculosis was reported. We emphasize that tuberculosis is a very rare cause of stridor in infancy but should be considered in differential diagnosis, especially in infants who have risk factors and live in endemic areas for TB. Copyright © 2009 by Türkiye Klinikleri.