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Vol 80, No 5 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-08-27
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New onset diabetes in a patient with active tuberculosis

Marcin Skowroński, Anna Halicka, Aleksander Barinow-Wojewódzki
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(5):467-470.

open access

Vol 80, No 5 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-08-27
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The present report describes the coincidence of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and metabolic disorder such as diabetes. A patient’s bronchoalveolar lavage was found to be positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) with following growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and complete sensitivity to first line anti-TB drugs. At the same time, the patient presented with typical diabetes manifestation and subsequently required insulin therapy. Combined treatment resulted in significant clinical improvement and gradual resolution of both TB and diabetes symptoms. Therefore, we would like to highlight the value of appropriate medical management of these disorders sharing at least some clinical symptoms and signs such as weight loss and fatigue. Moreover, a growing body of evidence indicates that diabetes may play a role as a risk factor for TB. Consequently, the increasing diabetes prevalence may be a danger to TB control.

Abstract

The present report describes the coincidence of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and metabolic disorder such as diabetes. A patient’s bronchoalveolar lavage was found to be positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) with following growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and complete sensitivity to first line anti-TB drugs. At the same time, the patient presented with typical diabetes manifestation and subsequently required insulin therapy. Combined treatment resulted in significant clinical improvement and gradual resolution of both TB and diabetes symptoms. Therefore, we would like to highlight the value of appropriate medical management of these disorders sharing at least some clinical symptoms and signs such as weight loss and fatigue. Moreover, a growing body of evidence indicates that diabetes may play a role as a risk factor for TB. Consequently, the increasing diabetes prevalence may be a danger to TB control.
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Keywords

pulmonary tuberculosis; metabolic control; diabetes

About this article
Title

New onset diabetes in a patient with active tuberculosis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 80, No 5 (2012)

Pages

467-470

Published online

2012-08-27

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(5):467-470.

Keywords

pulmonary tuberculosis
metabolic control
diabetes

Authors

Marcin Skowroński
Anna Halicka
Aleksander Barinow-Wojewódzki

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