Published: 2020-12-24

Double trouble-pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient of lepromatous leprosy

Avinash Pravin, Geo Danny Celestin, Ashok Kumar, D. Manoharan


The association of two of the oldest diseases of mankind, leprosy and tuberculosis (TB) has been uncommonly reported within the literature. Herein, we report a known case of leprosy subsequently related to sputum positive TB complicated by a type-II lepra reaction. there's a requirement for screening of patients for TB in patients diagnosed with leprosy to stop the accidental misuse of a crucial drug, rifampicin to stop the likelihood of drug-resistant TB.


Coexistence, Leprosy, TB

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