PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AND SPONTANEUS PNEUMOTHORAX IN AN ADOLESCENT – CASE REPORT
Keywords:tuberculosis, children, pneumothorax
Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and curable disease, but it continues to impact the lives of millions of children and adolescents. Children are more susceptible than adults to development of infection after contact with an infectious adult person and/or an adolescent. However, children are rarely contagious or source of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB). Although Serbia is considered to have a low burden of tuberculosis, there is a great need to draw attention to the importance of screening, preventive measures, early detection and treatment of tuberculosis in order to reduce the number of active disease patients.
We present the case of a 16-year-old girl without known contact with an infective patient who developed complicated form of TB with an early-stage sequels.
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