Thoracic Research and Practice
Case report

A Postpartum Immigrant with Pulmonary, Pleural, and Intestinal Tuberculosis


Atatürk Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Hospital, Department of Pulmonary Disease, Ankara, Turkey


İzmir Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye


Department of Pulmonology, University of Health Sciences Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Thorac Res Pract 2023; 24: 177-179
DOI: 10.5152/ThoracResPract.2023.22129
Read: 43 Downloads: 16 Published: 01 May 2023

Intestinal tuberculosis is a rare extrapulmonary condition and mainly involves the ileocecal region. Most of the patients with tuberculosis during the postpartum period present with extrapulmonary involvement. The postpartum period has a higher risk of the reactivation of tuberculosis due to changes in the immune system. We present the case of a 22-year-old postpartum immigrant patient, with pulmonary, pleural, and intestinal tuberculosis with intestinal perforation. Due to the nonspecific symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis, clinical suspicion is extremely important.

Cite this article as: Pınar Deniz P, Çetinkaya PD, Aydoğan F. A postpartum immigrant with pulmonary, pleural, and intestinal tuberculosis. Thorac Res Pract. 2023;24(3):177-179.

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