Fever and an abnormal chest X-ray during the COVID-19 pandemic

Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Jul 30;31:101167. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101167. eCollection 2020.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, a 56-year-old man presented at our emergency department with fever and shortness of breath; Diffuse pulmonary nodular vascular spread lesions were found. Detailed history taking showed a four-week history of fever and night sweats. The man had been under treatment for 2 years with Adalimumab, a tumor-necrosis-factor (TNF) inhibitor, for ulcerative colitis. Before start, screening by tuberculin skin test was negative. Cultures en PCR on BAL and urine were positive for mycobacterium tuberculosis also ocular findings were present. The diagnosis of military tuberculosis was made.

Keywords: Bouchet nodules; Tuberculosis; covid 19.

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