Primary multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis with a concomitant COVID-19 infection in an Indian female- World's first case of its type in this current pandemic

J Family Med Prim Care. 2021 Oct;10(10):3922-3924. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_225_21. Epub 2021 Oct 8.ABSTRACTThe world is plagued by the historic pandemic of coronavirus disease. The situation is gruesome in developing countries with a large burden of other infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB), and HIV-AIDS. Globally the chaos due to the ever-growing cases of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has overwhelmed the health systems. The condition of healthcare in some of the underprivileged countries is grave. In this current scenario, the attention is mostly towards the COVID-19 and the efforts for the control of other diseases like TB have taken a back step. We herein, present the world's first case of primary multidrug-resistant pulmonary TB with COVID-19 in an Indian female. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such case ever reported in the medical literature to date.PMID:34934706 | PMC:PMC8653487 | DOI:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_225_21
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