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Coinfections in Intensive Care Unit with pulmonary tuberculosis and mucormycosis: A clinical dilemma

Pratibha Dube, Richa Saroa, Sanjeev Palta

Keywords : Coinfection, diabetes mellitus, mucormycosis, pulmonary tuberculosis

Citation Information : Dube P, Saroa R, Palta S. Coinfections in Intensive Care Unit with pulmonary tuberculosis and mucormycosis: A clinical dilemma. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (3):191-193.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.178187

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Herein, we present the case report of an adult male diabetic patient who had coinfection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and mucormycosis, which otherwise is a rare clinical entity. Diabetes mellitus may predispose a patient to tuberculosis (TB) infection which further weakens immune system thus making him susceptible to other fungal or bacterial infections which may pose various treatment difficulties. Therefore, there is a need for mycological and bacteriological investigations in patients with pulmonary TB to rule out secondary coinfections thus contributing to better management.

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