Pulmonary tuberculosis mimicking lung cancer progression after 10 years of cancer remission

Justyna Fijołek, Elżbieta Wiatr, Małgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka, Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa, Małgorzata Szołkowska, Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
2018 Advances in Respiratory Medicine  
Differentiation between pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer is often challenging for clinicians, especially that both conditions can coexist. This is due to the fact that the clinical and radiological symptoms of both diseases can be similar. Our case report presents a patient who was treated for advanced lung cancer 10 years earlier and currently has been hospitalized again because of a strong clinical and radiological suspicion of the cancer progression, but whose final diagnosis was
more » ... diagnosis was tuberculosis.
doi:10.5603/arm.2018.0012 pmid:29709049 fatcat:d7ibm7k27bhqdoplx4rsidieti