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  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • H-Index: 11 
  • ISSN: 2474-1663
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663
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Major Scope

  •  Lymphoma
  •  Blood Cancer
  •  Haemato-Oncology
  •  Prostate Cancer
  •  Neoadjuvant Therapy
  •  Urological Cancers
  •  Stomach Cancer
  •  Radiation Therapy


Citation: Clin Oncol. 2019;4(1):1614.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663.1614

Tuberculosis and Lung Cancer: The Challenge of Approach and Differential Diagnosis

Sara Campos Silva, Nídia Caires, Telma Lopes, Nicole Murinello and João Cardoso

Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Center Lisbon Central, Portugal
Department of Pulmonology, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Portugal
Department of Pulmonology, University of Lisbon Medical Sciences, Portugal

*Correspondance to: Sara Campos Silva 

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Tuberculosis and lung cancer may co-exist and even increase the risk for each other, however this relationship and prevalence is not entirely known. We describe a case of a 57-year-old woman that presented with neurological symptoms and whose diagnostic work-up revealed meningeal infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Despite antibacilar treatment, she had no clinical improvement and persisted with bilateral nodular pattern on chest-computed tomography. Bronchoscopy with bronchial biopsies revealed lung adenocarcinoma. This case emphasizes the diversity of tuberculosis presentation, including coexistence with lung neoplasms


Cite the Article:

Silva SC, Caires N, Lopes T, Murinello N, Cardoso J. Tuberculosis and Lung Cancer: The Challenge of Approach and Differential Diagnosis. Clin Oncol. 2019; 4: 1614.

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