Post COVID-19 tuberculosis: An emerging threat of pandemic

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Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2021 Mar 31. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2021.1749. Online ahead of print.

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.

PMID:33794593 | DOI:10.4081/monaldi.2021.1749