PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS-GREAT MIMICKER IN CLINICAL SCENARIO
Chandan Kumar, S. M. Raykar, S. Saha, Lalit P. Meena*, Jaya Chakravarty and Madhukar Rai
The presentation of pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchogenic carcinoma is some time similar and making the diagnosis on the basis of clinical features is difficult. In developing countries like india since tuberculosis is very common, so it is not uncommon to find carcinoma of lung being treated as tuberculosis initially particularly in younger age group. India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis. It is estimated that about 40% of the Indian population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria, the majority of them have latent rather than active tuberculosis. Herein we are presenting a case of pulmonary tuberculosis which was presented like lung cancer on radio imaging.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Lung cancer, Carcinoma.
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