Tuberculous or non-tuberculous pneumonia: A case report
Nooraini Abdullah 1 , Azlina Ishak 1 * , Salziyan Badrin 1
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1 Department of Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, USM Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, MALAYSIA* Corresponding Author


Tuberculosis (TB) and pneumonia are among the top-10 global causes of death worldwide. Many studies highlight the diagnosis delay of TB in patients with an initial presentation of pneumonia. We present a case of a 16-year-old boy who complains of a productive cough associated with blood-streaked sputum for one-month duration. Having pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) contact three years ago puts him at risk of a similar infection. Despite the episodes of missed appointments in serial follow-ups, we were ultimately able to exclude PTB in this patient.


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Article Type: Case Report

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 5, Article No: em507

Publication date: 01 Sep 2023

Online publication date: 13 May 2023

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