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Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2017-07-08
Accepted: 2018-02-11
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Pulmonary tuberculosis mimicking lung cancer progression after 10 years of cancer remission

Justyna Fijołek, Elżbieta Wiatr, Małgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka, Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa, Małgorzata Szołkowska, Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0012
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Pubmed: 29709049
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Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):92-96.

open access

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2017-07-08
Accepted: 2018-02-11

Abstract

Differentiation between pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer is often challenging for clinicians, especially that both conditions
can coexist. This is due to the fact that the clinical and radiological symptoms of both diseases can be similar.
Our case report presents a patient who was treated for advanced lung cancer 10 years earlier and currently has been hospitalized
again because of a strong clinical and radiological suspicion of the cancer progression, but whose final diagnosis was tuberculosis.

Abstract

Differentiation between pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer is often challenging for clinicians, especially that both conditions
can coexist. This is due to the fact that the clinical and radiological symptoms of both diseases can be similar.
Our case report presents a patient who was treated for advanced lung cancer 10 years earlier and currently has been hospitalized
again because of a strong clinical and radiological suspicion of the cancer progression, but whose final diagnosis was tuberculosis.

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Keywords

lung cancer, suspicion of progression, tuberculosis

About this article
Title

Pulmonary tuberculosis mimicking lung cancer progression after 10 years of cancer remission

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)

Pages

92-96

Published online

2018-04-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2018.0012

Pubmed

29709049

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):92-96.

Keywords

lung cancer
suspicion of progression
tuberculosis

Authors

Justyna Fijołek
Elżbieta Wiatr
Małgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka
Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa
Małgorzata Szołkowska
Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik
Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż

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