Pleural tuberculosis in a patient after COVID-19 pneumonia

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Alkan S. , Dindar Demiray E. K. , Durğun ., Paşa Ö., Sefer S.

Black Sea Journal of Health Science, vol.5, no.1, pp.101-103, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.19127/bshealthscience.944827
  • Title of Journal : Black Sea Journal of Health Science
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-103


During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it was observed that the clinics of existing and undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) patients were more severe, especially in low and middle-income countries where TB is endemic and there is a lack of healthcare. There is limited literature on whether the coexistence of TB and COVID 19 or the lung damage/immune state caused by COVID-19, or whether immunosuppressive therapies used during the treatment of COVID-19 whether it creates a predisposition to TB. In this case report, we aimed to present a 66-year-old female patient diagnosed as pleural tuberculosis after COVID-19 pneumonia and to examine the possible relationship between COVID-19 and TB.