Fever of unknown origin in a Swiss-born child: don't miss tuberculosis!

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_EFFFDCC77E0B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Fever of unknown origin in a Swiss-born child: don't miss tuberculosis!
Périodique
Clinics and Practice
Auteur(s)
Cegielski M., Vaudaux B., Jaton K., Bervini D., Perez M.H.
ISSN
2039-7275 (Print)
ISSN-L
2039-7275
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Numéro
2
Pages
e36
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Tuberculosis incidence is low in Switzer land. We report here on a Swiss-born toddler. Tuberculosis manifested with a fever of unknown origin, mimicking an inflammatory or autoimmune disorder triggering a high dose of corticosteroid treatment. The disease went unrecognized for several weeks until development of a miliary tuberculosis with advanced central nervous system involvement. This case highlights the difficulties encountered in diagnosing tuberculosis and in identifying the origin of this case. It reminds us that this disease must never be forgotten when facing a child with persistent fever who must be screened for, before starting immunosuppressive therapy.
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Open Access
Oui
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