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Sonkar L, Singh R, Sharan J, Verma D. Exacerbation of Activated Latent Tuberculosis Following COVID-19: A Case Report. JoMMID 2022; 10 (4) :204-207
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Department of Microbiology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, 243006, Uttar Pradesh, India
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 While the COVID-19 pandemic affects millions, other infectious diseases might be overlooked. One of these crucial diseases is tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious bacterial respiratory disease. According to WHO, TB is among the top 10 causes of death globally, with about one-quarter of the world's population infected. COVID-19 has emerged as a potential risk factor for TB in highly prevalent countries because of immunosuppression. This case report highlights a female patient who presented with swelling over the left supraclavicular region, which was very slow in progression. Following COVID-19 infection, a significant increase in swelling within a short time occurred, which was associated with easy fatigability, loss of appetite, generalized weakness, and significant weight loss. Based on investigations, a TB diagnosis was made. Few studies are available regarding the exacerbation of activated latent tuberculosis following COVID-19. Hence, this case report could help in screening and managing such cases.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Infectious diseases and public health
Received: 2022/07/26 | Accepted: 2022/10/25 | Published: 2022/12/31

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