Tuberculous Pleurisy in Children: Report of Two Cases in the Pediatric Department of the Mali Hospital

Kane Bourama Camara MA, Dembele G Traore MM, Diallo KW SIMAGA T, Konate D Coulibaly O, Kone A Drame ASI, Diallo Y Kone O, Maiga M Toure BM, Diakite AA Kane AST, Dicko FT
2020 Scholars Journal of Medical Case Reports  
Case Report In 2015, according to the WHO, there were 1.8 million deaths from tuberculosis worldwide. Tuberculous pleurisy is common but underdiagnosed in endemic countries. These were two boys, 5 and 10 years old, hospitalized for dyspnea in pediatrics at the Mali Hospital. They received BCG and There was no notion of TB infection. The diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy was confirmed by histological examination of the pleura in one and by microbiology in the other. The pleural drainage
more » ... l drainage associated with anti-tuberculosis treatment allowed healing without sequelae in the 2 children. Tuberculous pleurisy is common in endemic countries. Its diagnosis must be evoked before all the pleurisy in these countries.
doi:10.36347/sjmcr.2020.v08i02.010 fatcat:epb7yowmhrbfxcc5qjxenf6ume