Coronavirus disease 2019 and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis co-infection - A case report and review of literature

J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2021 Jan 7;22:100213. doi: 10.1016/j.jctube.2021.100213. eCollection 2021 Feb.


The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause significant global morbidity and mortality, leading to the need to study the course of the disease in different clinical circumstances and patient populations. While co-infection between COVID-19 and many pathogens has been reported, there has been limited published research regarding co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We describe a case of co-infection involving COVID-19 and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient with cirrhosis, and review the current literature regarding COVID-19 and tuberculosis co-infection. In spite of several co-morbidities that have been shown to portend a poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19 infection, our patient fully recovered.

Keywords: Cirrhosis; Covid-19; Peritoneal tuberculosis; SARS-CoV-2; Tuberculosis.

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