Infancy is a period of diminished natural
immunity and lack of specific immunity. It is also time
of close contact with family members. This facilitates
the transmission of the infection of tuberculosis, if
someone of the family members is ill. We present twins
under the age of one with two different forms of
tuberculosis : severe paratracheal lymphadenitis and
hematogenous - disseminated tuberculosis. The age and
the degree of the involvement made the diagnosis and
treatment a difficult process.
Keywords : Tuberculosis, Infants, Hematogenous - Disseminated Tuberculosis.