Qiuyue Feng1,2 and Zhaohui Tong1*
1Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Capital Medical University, China 2Beijing Huairou Hospital, ChinaFulltext PDF
Tuberculosis (TB) has a high prevalence and remains a worldwide health crisis especially in developing countries. Geriatric TB is a difficult problem in the course of diagnosis and treatment, and Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PTE) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is rarely reported. An 85-year-old man with fever was hospitalized because of PTE and pneumonia; no one considered that he might be pulmonary tuberculosis. Particularly, one super-aged man manifested atypical symptoms during treatment in the emergency room. After routine anti-TB regimen and anticoagulation therapy, the patient was recovered and discharged. We should be alert to pulmonary embolism that complicated active tuberculosis in the geriatric population, early diagnosis and treatment can improve survival rate.
Tuberculosis; PTE; Geriatric population; ATT
Feng Q, Tong Z. Pulmonary Thromboembolism Complicated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2019..