COVID-19 and Tuberculosis Coinfection: A Report of Two Cases

  • Mradul Kumar Daga Director Professor, Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Naresh Kumar Professor of Medicine & Head, Pulmonary Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Govind Mawari Scientist - C, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Siddharth Chand Resident, Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • J Aarthi Resident, Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Raghu RV Resident, Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Karan Sachdeva Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: COVID-19, Tuberculosis, Coinfection, Post-COVID


COVID-19 and its sequelae are primarily known to affect the respiratory system. However, it can have varied manifestations affecting other systems as well. COVID-19 can lead to reactivation of tuberculosis which
can have unusual extrapulmonary presentations as well. Coinfection of COVID-19 and tuberculosis is a risk factor for poor outcome. Here, we describe a series of two cases of COVID-19 with tuberculosis. In the first case, a patient who had apparently recovered from COVID-19 presented only a week later with polyserositis, and ultimately was diagnosed to be a case of disseminated tuberculosis. In the second case, the patient presented with COVID-19 and TB together. Clinicians must be aware and vigilant for this coinfection and complication in COVID-19 recovered patients even if they were of mild/ asymptomatic category.

How to cite this article:
Daga MK, Kumar N, Mawari G, Chand S, Aarthi J, Raghu RV, Sachdeva K. COVID-19 and Tuberculosis
Coinfection: A Report of Two Cases. Int J Preven Curat Comm Med. 2021;7(1):20-24.



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