Tuberculosis and COVID-19 coinfection: A report of two cases at a tertiary referral in Indonesia

Jamal Zaini, Muhamad Rizqy Fadhillah, Tina Reisa, Fathiyah Isbaniah, Raden Rara Diah Handayani

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Abstract

COVID-19 cases are still rising globally in the middle of the tuberculosis epidemic. Several countries have reported TB-COVID-19 coinfection that could pose a double burden in the health care facilities in developing countries. We reported two pulmonary tuberculosis patients coinfected with COVID-19 with an overlapping clinical manifestation of tuberculosis and COVID-19 with a good prognosis at the end of COVID-19 treatment. This paper aims to discuss TB patients' susceptibility against SARS-COV-2 infection, the clinical profile of TB-COVID-19 coinfection, and the disease's prognosis. The clinician should be aware of both common disease symptoms that appear in a patient and should be confirmed and treat promptly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-483
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • diagnosis
  • prognosis
  • tuberculosis

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