Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173--175

Recurrent pneumothorax developing during chemotherapy in a patient with miliary tuberculosis


Prem Parkash Gupta1, Dinesh Mehta1, Dipti Agarwal2, Trilok Chand1 
1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India
2 Department of Physiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India

Correspondence Address:
Prem Parkash Gupta
Department of Respiratory Medicine, 9J/17, Medical Enclave, PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001
India

Despite the fact that miliary tuberculosis is frequently seen, associated pneumothorax developing during antitubercular chemotherapy for miliary tuberculosis is rare. Pneumothorax is potentially life threatening in association with miliary tuberculosis; and its symptoms may be masked by those of miliary tuberculosis, leading to avoidable delay in the diagnosis of pneumothorax. Here we describe a 24-year-old female patient developing recurrent pneumothorax while on antitubercular chemotherapy for miliary tuberculosis.


How to cite this article:
Gupta PP, Mehta D, Agarwal D, Chand T. Recurrent pneumothorax developing during chemotherapy in a patient with miliary tuberculosis.Ann Thorac Med 2007;2:173-175


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Gupta PP, Mehta D, Agarwal D, Chand T. Recurrent pneumothorax developing during chemotherapy in a patient with miliary tuberculosis. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];2:173-175
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