Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Successful treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in old age (clinical case)

Year: 2020, volume 16 Issue: №1 Pages: 176-180
Heading: Тhematic supplement Article type: Case report
Authors: Morozova T.I., Salina T.Yu., Semenov S.V.
Organization: Regional Hospital for War Veterans, Saratov, Saratov State Medical University

Elderly people are a high-risk group for developing tuberculosis, with difficulties in diagnosis and treatment with an uncertain prognosis. We present a clinical case of tuberculosis with a favorable outcome in a patient aged 86 with a large numerous comorbid pathologies, including an organic brain disease with intellectual and behavioral disorders. This clinical observation demonstrates an atypical course of tuberculosis in the elderly, a slow reverse dynamics of the process and a cure with large residual changes in the lungs.

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