Rare offshoot of a common malady anaemia and tuberculosis

Gautham Kolla, Vishak Acharya, Prashantha Balanthimogru, Arun Mani, Shehzad Ruman

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Abstract

Haematological manifestations are one of the rarer presentations of tuberculosis and are usually of normocytic normochromic type. An association of Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) with active pulmonary tuberculosis is an exceeding rare entity, though anaemia and tuberculosis commonly co-exist. We report a patient with sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis with associated Coomb’s positive AIHA. The patient responded well to Anti-Tubercular Therapy (ATT) and low dose steroids tapered over a month.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OD05-OD06
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2016

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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