Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment

ISSN: 2472-1018

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P Prasanth

Department of Chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, Punjab, India

  • Case Report   
    Co-Existence of Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and Sarcoidosis in a Patient: A Case Report
    Author(s): P Prasanth*, N C Kajal, K T Nithin, Vikas Kumar and Ritu Dadra

    Tuberculosis (TB) and sarcoidosis are multisystem diseases having different etiology and management; however, they have similar clinical and histological characteristics, that may rarely coexist. The emergence of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a challenging paradigm shift faced by the TB control programs worldwide. The treatment is further compounded with unique management difficulties. Treatment of XDR-TB requires prolonged chemotherapy with second-line anti-TB drugs, which offer lesser potency and increased risk of drug related side effects. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder characterized pathologically by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in involved tissues. Depressed cellular immunity predisposes patients to infections with certain intracellular organisms, mostly fungi, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nocardia. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2472-1018.22.8.168

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