Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

: 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153--154

Poly-resistant Tuberculosis in an HIV-infected Child

Ira Shah, Neha Bansal 
 Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B. J. Wadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) has been reported in India, but has been rarely documented in children. HIV co-infection has led to resurgence of tuberculosis (TB), making treatment even more difficult due to complex drug interactions. Poly-resistant TB is rare in children, especially in HIV-infected children. We report an HIV-infected child who developed poly-resistant TB (resistance to Streptomycin and Isoniazid) after 3 years of completion of anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT). His mother had also received ATT 3 years back. We conclude that DR-TB in HIV-infected children should be considered if the child had been treated with ATT in the past or there is contact with adults on second-line ATT therapy.

How to cite this article:
Shah I, Bansal N. Poly-resistant Tuberculosis in an HIV-infected Child.J Family Med Prim Care 2012;1:153-154

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Shah I, Bansal N. Poly-resistant Tuberculosis in an HIV-infected Child. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];1:153-154
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