Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--51

Splenic abscess as a paradoxical response to chemotherapy in tuberculous pleural effusion


Ramakant Dixit1, Paras Nuwal2, Manoj Arya1 
1 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Medicine, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, India
2 Department of Pathology, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramakant Dixit
381/26, Ramganj, Ajmer-305 001, Rajasthan
India

We report a rare case of tuberculous pleural effusion that developed multiple splenic abscesses after antituberculosis chemotherapy. She responded to addition of oral corticosteroid to antituberculosis regimen. The relevant literature, regarding pathogenesis and clinical importance of recognizing a paradoxical response, is discussed.


How to cite this article:
Dixit R, Nuwal P, Arya M. Splenic abscess as a paradoxical response to chemotherapy in tuberculous pleural effusion.Ann Thorac Med 2010;5:50-51


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Dixit R, Nuwal P, Arya M. Splenic abscess as a paradoxical response to chemotherapy in tuberculous pleural effusion. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Apr 1 ];5:50-51
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