Coexistence of tuberculosis and COVID-19 pneumonia: A presentation of 16 patients from Turkey with their clinical features

CONCLUSIONS: : In our study, no effect of the coexistence of TB and COVID-19 on morbidity or mortality was observed. Although the number of patients is small, it can be said that patients with early TB disease and with widespread involvement may be riskier for COVID-19 infection. Frequent hospital visits by TB patients may be a risk for COVID-19. It may be beneficial to carry out the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis patients by tuberculosis dispensaries as in our country or authorized units to reduce the risk of hospital admissions and COVID-19 transmission.PMID:35362300 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229902
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research