Oesophageal and Oral Ulcer Tuberculous Associated with Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1) and SARS-COV-2 Infection

  • Raul Montalvo Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú.
  • Pierina Vilcapoma Universidad Continental, Perú.
  • Manuel Pomazongo Faculty of Medicine, Daniel Alcides Carrion National University, Cerro de Pasco, Peru.
  • Cecilia Mathey Faculty of Medicine, Daniel Alcides Carrion National University, Cerro de Pasco, Peru.
  • Miguel Montalvo Universidad Peruana Los Andes.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Oesophageal Ulcer, SARS-COV-2, COVID-19, HTLV-1


Oesophageal involvement due to tuberculosis (TB) and coinfection with HTLV-1 is rare and can be complicated by the presence of other infections that affect the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, such as COVID-19. We present the case of a 27-year-old male patient, with 3 months of illness, weight loss, dysphagia, and ulcers in the oral cavity. Tomography showed oesophageal perforation and after oesophageal ulcer biopsy, TB was diagnosed, in addition to infection by HTLV-1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). The patient responded satisfactorily to antituberculous treatment and corticosteroids. Considering the association between rare extrapulmonary tuberculosis and other immunosuppressive pathologies, it is crucial to identify these pathologies in such patients.

How to cite this article:
Montalvo R, Vilcapoma P, Pomazongo M, Mathey C, Montalvo M. Oesophageal and Oral Ulcer Tuberculous Associated with Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1) and SARS-COV-2 Infection. J Commun Dis. 2023;55(1):78-81.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202312


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