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Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-10-06
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Asymptomatic multiple intracardiac tuberculomas in a child

Krishnan Rajeshwari, Sandya Gupta, AnandPrakash Dubey, Rani Gera
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0094
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Cardiol J 2012;19(5):518-520.

open access

Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-10-06

Abstract

Tuberculosis is widely prevalent among children in India, especially in those with coexisting severe malnutrition and immunodeficiency. Uncommon sites for tuberculosis are frequently seen. However, intracardiac tuberculomas are extremely rare in children. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of multiple asymptomatic intracardiac tuberculomas in a child. Most intracardiac tuberculomas cause symptoms, especially in adults. In asymptomatic children non surgical management of intracardiac tuberculomas appears to be a safe treatment option as complete resolution occurs with antituberculous therapy. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 5: 518-520)

Abstract

Tuberculosis is widely prevalent among children in India, especially in those with coexisting severe malnutrition and immunodeficiency. Uncommon sites for tuberculosis are frequently seen. However, intracardiac tuberculomas are extremely rare in children. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of multiple asymptomatic intracardiac tuberculomas in a child. Most intracardiac tuberculomas cause symptoms, especially in adults. In asymptomatic children non surgical management of intracardiac tuberculomas appears to be a safe treatment option as complete resolution occurs with antituberculous therapy. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 5: 518-520)
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Keywords

intracardiac tuberculomas; children

About this article
Title

Asymptomatic multiple intracardiac tuberculomas in a child

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 5 (2012)

Pages

518-520

Published online

2012-10-06

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2012.0094

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(5):518-520.

Keywords

intracardiac tuberculomas
children

Authors

Krishnan Rajeshwari
Sandya Gupta
AnandPrakash Dubey
Rani Gera

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