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COVID-19 with pulmonary tuberculosis with unilateral hydropneumothorax: case report from a primary care center in Bangladesh


Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the latest global pandemic has already presented with a diverse range of complications. Hydropneumothorax has been a rarer one and has been observed without preexisting lung disease and mechanical ventilation. On the other hand, Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a well-established cause of hydropneumothorax. Historically, corona viral illness had been observed to be complicated with pneumothorax and coinfection with tuberculosis .This case report enumerates concurrent tuberculosis and COVID-19 and their common grave consequence hydropneumothorax.

Keywords

COVID-19, tuberculosis, hydropneumothorax, SARS-COV-2, pneumothorax

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