Coexistence of Pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer

  • Sandeep Mahajan Assistant Professor, Department of chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, Amritsar
  • Vijay Gotwal Junior Resident, Department of chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, Amritsar
  • Neeraj Lata Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Amritsar
  • P.S. Nisanth Junior Resident, Department of chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, Amritsar
Keywords: Lung carcinoma, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Pulmonary Tuberculosis can co-exist with lung malignancy masking the underlying disorder leading to delay in diagnosis and management. Here we present an interesting case of a 72 year old female who on initial presentation was diagnosed with tuberculosis but later developed plural effusion during treatment and on investigation was found to have an underlying lung malignancy.

Introduction: Pulmonary Tuberculosis and lung carcinoma are the two co morbidities that have been shown in many studies to coexist. Many of Signs and symptoms of Pulmonary Tuberculosis mimics lung carcinoma and coexistence increases mortality and morbidity. So we are presenting a case which had pulmonary Tuberculosis and later developed carcinoma lung.  

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2017-10-01
How to Cite
Mahajan, S., Gotwal, V., Lata, N., & Nisanth, P. (2017). Coexistence of Pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 6(1), 11-13. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v6i1.18313
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Case Reports