Post-delivery mycobacterium tuberculosis infection misdiagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Li Yu Ting The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China
  • Bikash Shrestha The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China
  • Yi Lu Lu The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China
  • Fu Ping The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China
Keywords: mycobacterial, misdiagnosis, tuberculous peritonitis

Abstract

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 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Author Biographies

Li Yu Ting, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Post Graduate Student,

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Bikash Shrestha, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Post Graduate Student,

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Yi Lu Lu, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Post Graduate Student,

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Fu Ping, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Professor,

MD,

Senior Consultant Physician and Director of Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
1.
Ting LY, Shrestha B, Lu YL, Ping F (2016) Post-delivery mycobacterium tuberculosis infection misdiagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus. J Infect Dev Ctries 10:1352-1356. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8151
Section
Case Reports