Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2007;50(11):1134-1138.
Published online November 15, 2007.
Three cases of pulmonary and/or intestinal tuberculosis in adolescents
Jung Hye Byeon1, Yoon Lee1, Jin Chul Lee1, Young Yoo1, Kee Hyoung Lee1, Kwang Chul Lee1, Ji Tae Choung1, Soo Youn Ham2, Chul Whan Kim3
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
청소년의 폐 및 폐외 결핵 3례
변정혜1, 이윤1, 이진철1, 유영1, 이기형1, 이광철1, 정지태1, 함수연2, 김철환3
1고려대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2고려대학교 의과대학 영상의학교실
3고려대학교 의과대학 병리학교실
Correspondence: 
Young Yoo, Email: yoolina@korea.ac.kr
Abstract
Since the tuberculosis (TB) in adolescents has unique clinical characteristics, special attention should be paid to this age group. Adolescents are more susceptible to developing TB disease and more likely to have cavitary pulmonary disease. Also, adolescent patients with TB more frequently present with extrapulmonary disease. We report three adolescents with active pulmonary and/or intestinal TB: one had pulmonary and intestinal TB, another had a pulmonary TB, and the third exclusively had an intestinal TB. Diagnosis was confirmed by pathologic examination of the lung and/or intestines. All three patients were treated successfully without complication. A brief review of the literature has been included.
Key Words: Tuberculosis, Adolescents, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Intestinal tuberculosis


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