Disseminated TB in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

Author(s): Malihe Hassan Nezhad, Alireza Ganadan, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Fatemeh Nili Ahmad Abadi, Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Mohammad Reza Salehi, Fereshte Ghiasvand, Seyedeh Rana Khatami*

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 21 , Issue 2 , 2021


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Abstract:

Background: Tuberculosis considered as a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, may invade all organs but mainly affects the lungs. Overall, disseminated TB is rare in immunocompetent patients and its association with seborrheic keratosis has never been reported.

Case Presentation: We reported a 54-year-old man with a complaint prolonged fever, abdominal pain, weight loss and lymphadenopathy without any immunosuppression who was eventually treated based on the diagnosis of diffuse tuberculosis.

Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, disseminated tuberculosis, seborrheic keratosis, lymphadenopathy, diffuse tuberculosis, case report.

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VOLUME: 21
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2021
Published on: 28 May, 2020
Page: [297 - 300]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200528152739
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