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Disseminated TB in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Malihe Hassan Nezhad, Alireza Ganadan, Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi, Fatemeh Nili Ahmad Abadi, Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Mohammad Reza Salehi, Fereshte Ghiasvand and Seyedeh Rana Khatami*   Pages 303 - 306 ( 4 )

Abstract:


Tuberculosis considered as a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, may invade all organs but mainly affects the lungs [1]. Overall, disseminated TB is rare in immunocompetent patients and its association with seborrheic keratosis has never been reported. 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.

Affiliation:

Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Pathology Department, Razi Hospital and Cancer Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Pathology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran



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