A Rare Case of Primary Calcific Pleural Tuberculosis – A Case Report OD01-OD02
Dr. Vishak Acharya,
Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College,
Lighthouse Hill Road, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent disease in India. It has a myriad of presentations. Usually pleural tuberculosis occur secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis which can manifest as pleural effusion leading to pleural calcification. Primary pleural calcification due to tuberculosis is an extremely rare manifestation of active tuberculosis. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with fever, cough, weight loss and loss of appetite who was diagnosed to have pleural calcification due to primary tuberculosis. We highlight the need to keep primary pleural tuberculosis in mind with above symptoms suggestive of active tuberculosis even when there is no underlying lung pathology.