COVID-19 and tuberculosis co-infection: a neglected paradigm

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1437

Authors

  • Arkapal Bandyopadhyay Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9755-0233
  • Sarika Palepu | sarikapalepu@gmail.com Department of Community Medicine, VCSGGMS and RI, Srinagar, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6534-2149
  • Krishna Bandyopadhyay Saint Teresa Kolkata Memorial TB Hospital, Kolkata, India.
  • Shailendra Handu Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.

Abstract

COVID-19 has been affecting mankind round the globe. The incidence of this infectious disease of respiratory origin is constantly on rise. Another infectious disease widely prevalent is tuberculosis (TB). During past corona virus pandemics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, coinfection with TB was seen. We present this review as the co-infection of COVID-19 with TB has not been assessed yet, imposing a greater global threat. We suggest few measures to be implemented without delay for effectively screening the suspects of co-infection and also follow up of non-suspect patients in the post-pandemic phase.

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Published
2020-09-04
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
COVID-19, tuberculosis, coinfection, India
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Bandyopadhyay, Arkapal, Sarika Palepu, Krishna Bandyopadhyay, and Shailendra Handu. 2020. “COVID-19 and Tuberculosis Co-Infection: A Neglected Paradigm”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1437.