Post COVID-19 tuberculosis: An emerging threat of pandemic

Aqusa Zahid, Nousheen Iqbal, Sarosh Moeen, Muhammad Irfan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


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