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Acta Medica Colombiana

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ALVAREZ, María Fernanda; MEJIA, Sergio Andrés  and  RAMIREZ-QUINTERO, Juan David. Pneumonia and spontaneous pneumothorax due to tuberculosis. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2016, vol.41, n.1, pp.62-66. ISSN 0120-2448.

Tuberculosis pneumonia is difficult to diagnose, since it is not considered a common germ and its clinical presentation is often more subacute or chronic; however, in the work of Vélez et al. in the city of Medellin, it was found that up to 2.9% of pneumonias studied were caused by tuberculosis which is not a negligible percentage. Two cases of tuberculosis pneumonia difficult to diagnose are presented, which are striking given the evolution and unusual presentation and with which we again call attention as a differential diagnosis in patients who do not respond to treatment of pneumonia. (Acta Med Colomb 2016; 41: 62-66).

Keywords : tuberculosis; pneumonia; primary tuberculosis; HIV / AIDS; immunosuppression; pneumothorax.

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