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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2013 Apr;21(2):218-21. doi: 10.1177/0218492312451982.

Neonatal tuberculosis and cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City, Philippines.

Abstract

A 1-month-old neonate was admitted in respiratory distress. Two-dimensional echocardiography and computed tomography scan showed a mass anterior to the left ventricle and right ventricular outflow tract. A biopsy revealed an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. A tuberculin test showed an 18-mm diameter induration. Three of the 6 household contacts were also positive for pulmonary tuberculosis. Antituberculosis medication was started. After 1 year, echocardiography and computed tomography scan showed complete resolution of the mass.

KEYWORDS:

Granuloma; infant; newborn; plasma cell; tuberculosis

PMID:
24532627
DOI:
10.1177/0218492312451982
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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