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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

Bilateral pulmonary embolism presenting as lung abscess in a tuberculosis patient: A rare presentation

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Naveen Kuzhikkattil
Room No. 225, PG Hostel 2, New Medical College Hospital, Rangbari Road, Kota - 324 005, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_5_19

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Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening medical emergency associated with high mortality and morbidity which is likely to be missed if a high index of suspicion is not maintained. Classical triad of chest pain, dyspnea, and hemoptysis is seen only in a minority of cases. Both inherited and acquired conditions are involved in its etiology. A case of bilateral pulmonary embolism presenting as lung abscess in a 65-year-old female with active tuberculosis is being discussed here.

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