Dr. Sumedha Yadav, Dr. Sayali Pawar
Abstract: Tuberculosis is a one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Rise of MDR-TB cases even in pediatric age group, has worsened the scenario. Cases of MDR-TB have been reported in infant in a contact with an adult MDR-TB case, here we report a case of well grown 4-months old immuno-competent baby with MDR-TB without a known contact history or congenital TB. Patient presented with respiratory distress and poor sensorium and was eventually diagnosed with MDR-TB and was started on second-line of anti-tubercular drug regimen.
Keywords: MDR-Tuberculosis, Well-grown infant, immunocompetent, no contact history, respiratory distress, second-line AKT