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Vol 88, No 6 (2020)
Letter to the Editor
Submitted: 2020-06-20
Accepted: 2020-08-01
Published online: 2020-11-20
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When attacked by a new enemy, do not forget the old ones. A tale of 2 diseases: tuberculosis and COVID-19

Gopal Chawla1, Pratap Upadhya2, Rohit Vadala3, Arpitha Ananthraju4
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0170
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Pubmed: 33393661
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(6):633-635.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur, India
  2. Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, India
  3. Department of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Metro Centre For Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispeciality Hospital, Noida, India
  4. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, India

open access

Vol 88, No 6 (2020)
LETTERS
Submitted: 2020-06-20
Accepted: 2020-08-01
Published online: 2020-11-20

Abstract

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Abstract

e two diseases together.

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Keywords

tuberculosis; COVID-19; drug resistant tuberculosis; mortality

About this article
Title

When attacked by a new enemy, do not forget the old ones. A tale of 2 diseases: tuberculosis and COVID-19

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 6 (2020)

Article type

Letter to the Editor

Pages

633-635

Published online

2020-11-20

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0170

Pubmed

33393661

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2020;88(6):633-635.

Keywords

tuberculosis
COVID-19
drug resistant tuberculosis
mortality

Authors

Gopal Chawla
Pratap Upadhya
Rohit Vadala
Arpitha Ananthraju

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