A Rare Case of Primary Calcific Pleural Tuberculosis – A Case Report

*, Sahana G and Acharya, Vishak K. and Rai, Santosh and Baliga, Nishanth (2017) A Rare Case of Primary Calcific Pleural Tuberculosis – A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 11 (7). OD01-OD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent disease in India. It has a myriad of presentations. Usually pleural tuberculosis occur secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis which can manifest as pleural effusion leading to pleural calcification. Primary pleural calcification due to tuberculosis is an extremely rare manifestation of active tuberculosis. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with fever, cough, weight loss and loss of appetite who was diagnosed to have pleural calcification due to primary tuberculosis. We highlight the need to keep primary pleural tuberculosis in mind with above symptoms suggestive of active tuberculosis even when there is no underlying lung pathology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atypical, Calcification, Extrapulmonary
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radio Diagnosis and Imaging
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 06:27
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 06:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150375

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