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Achalasia Cardia Masquadring as Mediastinal Tuberculosis in a 12-year-old Girl

Kamal Nain Rattan, Jasbir Singh, Poonam Dalal

Keywords : Achalasia, Dysphagia, Respiratory disease, Tuberculosis

Citation Information : Rattan KN, Singh J, Dalal P. Achalasia Cardia Masquadring as Mediastinal Tuberculosis in a 12-year-old Girl. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2018; 60 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-60-1-39

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Achalasia is a rare neurodegenerative disorder with deranged oesophageal peristalsis and lower oesophageal sphincter function. We report a case of achalasia cardia in 12-year-old child, who presented with respiratory tract infections. This patient was misdiagnosed as a case of mediastinal tuberculosis and anti-tuberculosis drugs were given for three months. However, she was diagnosed having achalasia cardia later with barium contrast studies and managed successfully with surgical intervention.

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