A Rare Case of a Tuberculosis Patient with Sarcoidosis

2020-01-19T08:36:59Z (GMT) by PETRU EMIL MUNTEAN
Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis are chronic diseases that rarely occur
concomitantly. We present the case of a 39-year-old woman with microbiological
confirmation of pulmonary tuberculosis and concomitant sarcoidosis. Four weeks
after corticosteroid therapy for sarcoidosis was introduced we had positive findings
of mycobacterium culture from bronchial aspirate. Based on these results,
corticosteroid therapy was discontinued and the patient received anti-tuberculosis
therapy for six months as required by the national guidelines. During this period,
new nodes on face, nose, and ear appeared and the patient was diagnosed
with skin sarcoidosis. The patient received colchicine and corticosteroids as per
the national guidelines.

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