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2021 Apr 08

J Pediatr Urol

Presentation, management and outcomes of pediatric urogenital tuberculosis: 20 years’ experience from a tertiary center.


Shekar P A, Patel H, Dumra A, Reddy D, Shivakumar KS, Satish Kumar P
J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Apr 08.
PMID: 33931319.


Urogenital tuberculosis (UGTB) has traditionally being a diagnosis of adulthood and is supposed to be rare in children, as it is believed that the symptoms of renal tuberculosis do not appear for 10 or more years after the primary infection. While this may be true in developed countries, where childhood pulmonary tuberculosis is a rarity nowadays. In developing countries, childhood pulmonary tuberculosis is still a major issue and hence, UGTB is not an uncommon diagnosis in younger children and adolescents in these countries. Considering this dearth of data on childhood UGTB, we retrospectively evaluated our series of children with this disease, with special emphasis on the role of surgery.