Coinfections in Intensive Care Unit with pulmonary tuberculosis and mucormycosis: A clinical dilemma

Pratibha Dube, Richa Saroa, Sanjeev Palta

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Abstract

Herein, we present the case report of an adult male diabetic patient who had coinfection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and mucormycosis, which otherwise is a rare clinical entity. Diabetes mellitus may predispose a patient to tuberculosis (TB) infection which further weakens immune system thus making him susceptible to other fungal or bacterial infections which may pose various treatment difficulties. Therefore, there is a need for mycological and bacteriological investigations in patients with pulmonary TB to rule out secondary coinfections thus contributing to better management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coinfection
  • diabetes mellitus
  • mucormycosis
  • pulmonary tuberculosis

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