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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2011, Article ID 893515, 3 pages
Case Report

Miliary Tuberculosis Presenting as Puerperial Fever

Military Hospital (CTC), Golibar Maidan Pune 411040, India

Received 29 April 2011; Accepted 22 May 2011

Academic Editors: M. J. Mimiaga, O. Mukabayire, and P. O. Sumba

Copyright © 2011 A. Agarwal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Miliary tuberculosis as a cause of puerperial fever is extremely rare. It is a serious illness with nonspecific clinical manifestations and typical chest radiographic findings may not be seen until late in the course of the disease. It is often associated with maternal immunocompromised status. Here, we report a case of miliary tuberculosis in a nonimmunocompromised mother presenting as fever of unknown origin in immediate puerperium. Prolonged workup of eight weeks led to the diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis as the cause of postpartum fever that responded well to antituberculous drugs.