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A 35-year-old immuno-competent male with open pulmonary tuberculosis associated with extraordinary extensive extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

38th Annual congress on Microbes Infection
September 28-29, 2017 | London, UK

Liaqat Ali Chaudhry, Ebtesam Ba Eissa and Sidra Chaudhry

King Salman Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts : Microbiology: Current Research


Multifocal tuberculosis is characterized by the presence of large multifocal tuberculosis areas in the same or different adjacent or distant organs. Primary lesions are usually in the lungs in majority of the patients. Difficulty in confirming multifocal tuberculosis and consideration of other diseases may lead to a delay in diagnosis and thus in initiating treatment. Bone and joint involvement in tuberculosis is uncommon. While osteoarticular tuberculosis most commonly occurs in the vertebral column, less frequently affected sites are hip, knee, and sacroiliac joints. The following is a fascinating case of open pulmonary tuberculosis associated with extensive extra-pulmonary multifocal tuberculosis.


Liaqat Ali Chaudhry completed MBBS from King Edward Medical College university Lahore1981. He completed his post-graduation in Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases -Punjab University Lahore-Pakistan, MCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and MRCP, FRCP from The Royal College of Physicians Dublin-Ireland. He worked as house physician, Registrar, Assistant professor at King Edward Medical College Lahore, 1982- 1987. Later he joined MOH of Saudi Arabia worked as Specialist Physicians chest specialist on Feb-1988, Consultant Pulmonologist and Chief of Tuberculosis Center, Dept. of Internal Medicine & Chest diseases Dammam medical complex and Honorary Associate & Professor Dammam Medical University, Eastern Province K. Saudi Arabia – 2011 and Chairman Internal Medicine & Consultant Invasive.

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