Pulmonary And Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Along With Pulmonary Nocardiosis In A Patient With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Dr.V.Anil Kumar MD (Microbiology) Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Ponekara, Kochi,Kerala India: 682041. firstname.lastname@example.org Office:0484 2801234 (Extn : 8010,8015] Mob: 09037401413
A 53 year old male presented with respiratory symptoms, low grade intermittent fever, anorexia, diarrhoea and weight loss of 5 months duration. Chest X-ray showed bilateral upper and mid-zone non-homogenous opacity and right lower zone homogenous opacity with hilar enlargement, while USG abdomen revealed a peripancreatic mass. The serology of HIV-1 was positive by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and western blot. The patient was diagnosed with pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis along with concomitant pulmonary nocardiosis.