Tuberculous mediastinal abscess as a paradoxical reaction in an immunocompetent individual

Naha, Kushal and Vivek, G and Padmakumar, R and Kansal, Nitin and Gupta, Manoj Kumar and Rajagopal, KV and Dasari, Sowjanya and Dias, Lorraine Simone (2012) Tuberculous mediastinal abscess as a paradoxical reaction in an immunocompetent individual. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

A 22-year-old man, diagnosed 7 weeks before with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on antitubercular therapy, presented with nonexertional retrosternal chest pain since the past week. He was diagnosed on the strength of thoracic radiograms and CT imaging to have a mediastinal abscess, which was percutaneously drained. He was continued on the same regimen of drugs. Analysis of the fl uid obtained was suggestive of tuberculous aetiology. Steroids were not required.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 15:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77755

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