Intracardiac left atrial tuberculoma in an eleven-month-old infant: case report
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1 G. Monasterio Tuscan Foundation, Heart Hospital, National Research Institute, Massa, Italy
2 Department of Sciences for Woman and Child's Health, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:359 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-359Published: 30 December 2011
Cardiac tuberculosis is rare and usually manifests as tuberculous pericarditis. Involvement of other part of the heart is unusual and descriptions in the pediatric literature are confined to few case reports regarding mainly myocardial tuberculosis.
We describe a case of pulmonary miliary tuberculosis associated with intracardiac left atrial tuberculoma in an immunocompetent eleven-month-old infant successfully treated with surgery and antituberculous therapy.
Although unusual, involvement of endocardium in disseminated tuberculosis should be kept in mind.