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Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : OD01 - OD02

A Rare Case of Primary Calcific Pleural Tuberculosis – A Case Report

G Sahana, Vishak Acharya, Santosh Rai, Nishanth Baliga

1. Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 2. Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 3. Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 4. Senior Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Vishak Acharya,
Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College,
Lighthouse Hill Road, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: achvish@gmail.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Atypical, Calcification, Extrapulmonary

How to cite this article :

G Sahana, Vishak Acharya, Santosh Rai, Nishanth Baliga. A RARE CASE OF PRIMARY CALCIFIC PLEURAL TUBERCULOSIS – A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Jul 20 ]; 11:OD01-OD02. Available from
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DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26947.10159

Date of Submission: Feb 02, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 16, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 11, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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