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Congenital heart disease and pulmonary tuberculosis

Rana Olguntürk, F.Sedef Tunaoğlu, Levent Gökgöz, Leyla Memiş and Serdar Kula
From the journal Open Medicine

Abstract

A 13-year-old boy with atrial septal defect and tricuspid valve abnormality was reported. He had crepitan ralles and signs of heart failure. He was treated with digital, diuretic and antimicrobial therapies. After clinical improvement he underwent surgery. The atrial septal defect was closed, and ringplasty was applied to the tricuspid valve. After the operation, he could not be extubated because of respiratory failure. On the seventh day following the surgery, he developed pneumothorax and hyportension and died. Postmortem examination showed bilateral diffuse pulmonary tuberculosis. The aim of this report is to emphasise the association of tuberculosis and congenital heart disease.

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