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Coronavirus disease 2019 with comorbid pulmonary tuberculosis: A case report
Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal ; 22(10), 2020.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-958619
ABSTRACT

Introduction:

In December 2019, a new type of pneumonia named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The present study aimed to report the case of a patient with COVID-19 and comorbid pulmonary tuberculosis, on which there have been no relevant reports hitherto. Case Presentation The case was a 47-year-old female patient with COVID-19 positive pharyngeal swabs. She did not suffer from fever, coughs, or difficulties in breathing. The patient was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pulmonary tuberculosis based on her epidemiological history, routine blood test, imaging findings, and COVID-19 nucleic acid test results. It should be noted that contact and droplet precautions were implemented for this patient. The administrated treatments for her included antiviral, anti-tuberculosis, and liver protection treatments. The patient did not complain about discomfort and her condition was stable.

Conclusion:

The COVID-19 and comorbid tuberculosis were suspected;however, epidemiological history, clinical presentation, laboratory tests, and imaging examinations must be combined to make a comprehensive diagnosis. Moreover, prompt quarantine and treatment measures should be implemented as well.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Case report / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Case report / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Year: 2020 Document Type: Article