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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Pulmonary tuberculosis and lepromatous leprosy co-infection in a single individual: A Case report

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Satyadeo Choubey
M5-12, Meghdoot Apartment, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Campus, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.126512

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The concomitant occurrence of the two oldest mycobacterial diseases that is tuberculosis and leprosy in a single individual is not rare but has been infrequently reported. Herein, we report a case of 34-year-old laborer who concomitantly presented with both sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis and lepromatous leprosy. The diagnosis of the two diseases was made simultaneously, which is again infrequent in literature. The treatment of leprosy warrants screening of individual for tuberculosis because multi-drug therapy for leprosy may lead to acquired drug resistance for rifampicin, which is a mainstem of anti-tubercular therapy.

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