PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CHARACTERISTICS IN A PATIENT WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

  • Adela-Gabriela Firănescu Department of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Calafat Municipal Hospital, Romania
  • Maria Moța University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania
Keywords: pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, therapeutic failure

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are two chronic diseases with major impact on worldwide morbidity and mortality. DM significantly increases the risk of death, therapeutic failure and relapse of TB, requiring a much more careful monitoring of these patients. In this article we present the case of a patient with type 2 DM in the stage of major chronic complications, with numerous risk factors for TB and atypical symptomatology, pulmonary X-ray showing active TB lesions. The patient did not follow the diabetologist's recommendations, discontinuing the antidiabetic treatment on his own initiative. The glycemic imbalance and chronic alcoholism caused the failure of the anti TB therapy.

Published
2019-04-09
How to Cite
Firănescu, Adela-Gabriela, and Maria Moța. 2019. “PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CHARACTERISTICS IN A PATIENT WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 26 (1), 73-77. http://www.rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/583.
Section
Original Research Articles