Post-delivery mycobacterium tuberculosis infection misdiagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus

Li Yu Ting, Bikash Shrestha, Yi Lu Lu, Fu Ping
2016 Journal of Infection in Developing Countries  
Tuberculosis is a common infectious mycobacterial disease having a wide range of clinical and serological manifestations that are similar to rheumatic disease. Differential diagnosis is a crucial aspect in any rheumatic disease as many other infectious diseases portray clinical similarities and autoantibody positivity. Our case report illustrates of a young woman just after the delivery of a child presented an unusual case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection initially misdiagnosed as
more » ... sdiagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
doi:10.3855/jidc.8151 pmid:28036316 fatcat:a7rfktjxtneovpeangjynaawe4