Congenital tuberculosis after in-vitro fertilisation

Rhonda L Stuart, Anthony Lewis, Clive Andrew Ramsden, Richard Ralph Doherty

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A 6-week old infant who had been conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) presented with a skin lesion and enlarged lymph nodes, and developed severe respiratory distress. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified; his mother was the only potential source identified. To our knowledge, this is the first case of congenital tuberculosis after IVF reported in Australia and the second worldwide. It highlights the importance of adequate screening during investigation of infertility and the difficulties in diagnosing congenital tuberculosis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41 - 42
Number of pages2
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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