Tuberculous mediastinal abscess as a paradoxical reaction in an immunocompetent individual

Kushal Naha, G. Vivek, Padmakumar Ramachandran, Nitin Kansal, Manoj Kumar Gupta, K. V. Rajagopal, Sowjanya Dasari, Lorraine Simone Dias

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Abstract

A 22-year-old man, diagnosed 7 weeks before with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on antitubercular therapy, presented with nonexertional retrosternal chest pain since the past week. He was diagnosed on the strength of thoracic radiograms and CT imaging to have a mediastinal abscess, which was percutaneously drained. He was continued on the same regimen of drugs. Analysis of the fluid obtained was suggestive of tuberculous aetiology. Steroids were not required.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 24-05-2012

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Chest Pain
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Abscess
Thorax
Steroids
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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Naha, Kushal ; Vivek, G. ; Ramachandran, Padmakumar ; Kansal, Nitin ; Gupta, Manoj Kumar ; Rajagopal, K. V. ; Dasari, Sowjanya ; Dias, Lorraine Simone. / Tuberculous mediastinal abscess as a paradoxical reaction in an immunocompetent individual. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2012.
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