Post COVID-19 tuberculosis: An emerging threat of pandemic

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1749

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  • Aqusa Zahid Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3948-3954
  • Nousheen Iqbal | naush.akuh@gmail.com Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi; Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi , Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5026-9874
  • Sarosh Moeen Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Irfan Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5796-2548

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) pandemic has hit the world hard. Millions of people have died due to the infection and several have suffered with what are now known as post COVID-19 squeal. Among these squeals one is immunosuppression which leaves patients prone to severe opportunistic infection. We here report a case of young female who was infected by COVID-19 and later developed cavitary pneumonia which upon investigation turned out to be due to mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Through this report we aim to highlight the importance of high index of suspicion for infection like Mycobacterium tuberculosis after COVID-19 infection which developed in a healthy immunocompetent patient.

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2021-03-31
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Keywords:
Tuberculosis, post covid-19, lung infections
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Zahid, Aqusa, Nousheen Iqbal, Sarosh Moeen, and Muhammad Irfan. 2021. “Post COVID-19 Tuberculosis: An Emerging Threat of Pandemic”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, March. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1749.

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