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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(1), 15-17
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-5
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Two Sites - One Major Problem

Carina Rôlo Silvestre1, , André Nunes1, Ricardo Cordeiro1, João Eusébio1, Teresa Falcão1 and António Domingos1

1Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Oeste, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Pub. Date: October 20, 2020

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Carina Rôlo Silvestre, André Nunes, Ricardo Cordeiro, João Eusébio, Teresa Falcão and António Domingos. Two Sites - One Major Problem. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(1):15-17. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-5


The authors present the case of a 36-year-old woman with disseminated tuberculosis shown by pulmonary nodules and urogenital involvement. Positive cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine and bronchial secretions made the diagnosis. After three months of multidrug treatment, there was a clinical and radiologic improvement. This case highlights an uncommon case of an immunocompetent patient with disseminated tuberculosis. A delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis can result in serious public health problems with disease spread.

mycobacterium tuberculosis disseminated tuberculosis infectious diseases

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