A CASE OF MULTIPLE SYSTEMIC DISSEMINATED TB MIMIC AS METASTATIC CANCER
Dr. Amit Goyal*, Dr. Naveen Pandhi and Dr. Amanpreet Kaur
Disseminated tuberculosis is a communicable mycobacterial infection in which mycobacteria have spread from the lungs to other parts of the body through the blood or lymph system. The multiple organ involvement in disseminated TB can mimic metastatic cancer and can make the diagnosis challenging. Disseminated Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal disease if not diagnosed and treated early. It still remains if the presentation is non-specific, unusual and the relevant facts are overlooked. However, a high index of clinical suspicion and early detection and timely institution of anti-tuberculosis treatment is life-saving. Here we present a case of disseminated tuberculosis with unusual presentation which mimic like a metastatic cancer.
Keywords: Disseminated TB, Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.
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