Mycobacterium tuberculosis pneumonia and bacteremia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Report of an instructive pediatric case

Erika Biral, Maura Faraci, Edoardo Lanino, Giuseppe Morreale, Stefano Giardino, Cristina Moroni, Giuseppe Losurdo, Gian Michele Magnano, Evelina Senno, Elio Castagnola

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Abstract

Pulmonary infections often complicate hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) outcome. Uncommon aetiologies, like Mycobacterium tuberculosis, should be considered when the clinical conditions do not fully improve with standard antimicrobial therapy and microbiological evaluations are repeatedly negative for bacteria and fungi. We describe an interesting pediatric case of miliary lung tuberculosis after HSCT, which was successfully treated after administering the appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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