Japanese Journal of Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 282–285 | Cite as

Disseminated congenital tuberculosis presenting as peritonitis in an infant

  • Mi Hyun Lee
  • Gye-Yeon Lim
  • Jae Hee Chung
  • So-Young Kim
Case Report


Congenital tuberculosis is a rare disease which is curable after early diagnosis. Making an early diagnosis of tuberculosis in an infant is difficult, however, because of its nonspecific clinical findings. It therefore requires a high index of suspicion. In this paper we report the case of an infant with disseminated congenital tuberculosis involving the chest, liver, spleen, abdominal lymph nodes, mesentery, and peritoneum, and which presented as chylous ascites with peritonitis.


Congenital tuberculosis Tuberculosis Ascites Infant 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that we have no conflict of interest.


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© Japan Radiological Society 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mi Hyun Lee
    • 1
  • Gye-Yeon Lim
    • 1
  • Jae Hee Chung
    • 2
  • So-Young Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, St. Mary’s HospitalThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, St. Mary’s HospitalThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, St. Mary’s HospitalThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea

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