Tuberculosis and pulmonary candidiasis co-infection present in a previously healthy patient
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The coexistance among fungal pathogens and tuberculosis pulmonary is a clinical condition that generally occurs in immunosuppressive patients, however, immunocompetent patients may have this condition less frequently.
We report the case of an immunocompetent patient diagnosed with coinfection Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Candida albicans.
22-year-old female patient, previously healthy, who presented an episode of cough, massive hemoptysis and fever.
Clinical findings and diagnosis:
Physical examination was found crakles in left lung. Microbiological testing includes Ziehl Neelsen, culture for mycobacterium, fungal culture in Sabouraud Dextrose Agar medium and serum filamentation. The tests showed Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Candida albicans. Imaging studies included chest radiography, chest CT scan apicograma and high resolution supported the diagnosis.
Treatment and Outcome:
The patient was treated with anti-tuberculosis and anti-fungal treatment with good clinical evolution.
Fungal infection and pulmonary tuberculosis is rare in immunocompetent patients should be suspected in abrupt episodes of hemoptysis.
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