Systemic Sclerosis and Pulmonary Tuberculosis Associated with Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report
Keywords:Systemic sclerosis; interstitial lung disease; tuberculosis
A 59-year-old man had complaints of shortness of breath, thickened and dry skin especially on both hands.
Results of thoracic HRCT obtained interstitial lung disease. A year after, the patient underwent geneXpert
sputum test because he still complained of coughing with white phlegm and tightness while doing activity.
The test obtained Mycobacterium tuberculosis 2+. He received anti-tuberculosis drugs. One month
after infection, the patient was evaluated for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, while administration of antituberculosis drugs was continued for up to 8 months. In the second year, the patient had severe restriction,
and was given advanced anti-tuberculosis drugs in the sixth month.
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