Title: Patient with Pulmonary and Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis' Involvement – A Case Report
Authors: Leonidas Grigorakos, Sophia Simopoulou, Irene Tsovolou, Alexandros Tourtoglou, Giorgos Drivas, Anna Aiginitou, Vassilis Sgountzos
This case report describes a case of one patient with pulmonary, abdominal and ocular tuberculosis. The patient was transferred to our Special Unit of Respiratory Infections (SURI) from the emergency department, where he was admitted with cough, diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. The abdominal ultrasound performed revealed hepatosplenomegaly and ascitic collection. After being subjected to laboratory tests, he was diagnosed with pulmonary, abdominal and ocular tuberculosis. He was immediately initiated specific antituberculosis treatment and supportive measures. After 40 days he was transferred from our unit to the Tuberculosis Department of our hospital to continue his therapy with considerable melioration of his clinical condition.
Keywords: pulmonary tuberculosis, extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, retinal vasculitis, abdominal tuberculosis, ocular tuberculosis