Spontaneous pneumothorax in a child with miliary tuberculosis: a case report

  • Muhammad Ali Shodikin University of Jember
  • Dini Agustina University of Jember
Keywords: pneumothorax; miliary tuberculosis; children; case report


Spontaneous pneumothorax is a rare but fatal complication of miliary tuberculosis.  We report a 13-year-old boy presenting with shortness of breath. He was diagnosed with miliary tuberculosis with spontaneous pneumothorax, which showed significant improvement after the insertion of a thoracostomy tube and anti-tuberculosis drug therapy.


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How to Cite
Shodikin M, Agustina D. Spontaneous pneumothorax in a child with miliary tuberculosis: a case report. PI [Internet]. 28Oct.2022 [cited 30Nov.2022];62(5):364-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2517
Case Report
Received 2020-11-04
Accepted 2022-10-28
Published 2022-10-28