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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-36

Endobronchial tuberculosis simulating exacerbation of bronchial asthma

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Command Hospital, Lucknow, India

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Sanjay Singhal
Chest Specialist and Trained in Critical Care, Command Hospital, Lucknow
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DOI: 10.4103/1118-8561.112075

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Despite extensive global efforts, pulmonary tuberculosis is still a major health problem worldwide. Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is seen in 10-40% of patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis. It commonly mimics the common lung diseases like bronchial asthma, pneumonia and lung cancer. Endobronchial stenosis is a common complication of EBTB. It requires early detection and prompt administration of anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy to prevent this complication. We are reporting an interesting case of a young male with bronchial asthma who presented with features of acute exacerbation and was diagnosed to have EBTB.

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