Volume 91, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



This article presents a case of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in a Peruvian infant. His mother was diagnosed with disseminated TB, and treatment commenced 11 days postpartum. The infant was diagnosed with TB after 40 days and died at 2 months and 2 days of age. Congenital transmission of TB to the infant was suspected, because direct postpartum transmission was considered unlikely; also, thorough screening of contacts for TB was negative. Spoligotyping confirmed that both mother and baby were infected with identical strains of the Beijing family (SIT1).


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  • Received : 02 Jan 2013
  • Accepted : 20 Sep 2013
  • Published online : 02 Jul 2014

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