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Asymptomatic Disseminated Tuberculosis as a Cause of Sudden Death in an Immunocompetent Serving Soldier Diagnosed at Autopsy: A Case Report

Kavita Sahai, Khushi R Rathi, Sharmila Dudani, Vandana Gangadharan, Rachna Gulati

Keywords : Asymptomatic, Disseminated tuberculosis, Immunocompetant

Citation Information : Sahai K, Rathi KR, Dudani S, Gangadharan V, Gulati R. Asymptomatic Disseminated Tuberculosis as a Cause of Sudden Death in an Immunocompetent Serving Soldier Diagnosed at Autopsy: A Case Report. Journal of Medical Academics 2018; 1 (1):58-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0011

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Published Online: 01-04-2018

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We present a case of disseminated tuberculosis (DTB) in a young serving soldier with no prior medical history and admitted with respiratory symptoms of short duration. Tuberculosis (TB) was not suspected on examination. Investigations revealed anemia, relative neutrophilia, and a deranged coagulation profile. He died within six hours of admission. An autopsy revealed evidence of TB in the lungs, kidney, lymph nodes, liver, spleen and bone marrow. This case highlights the importance of recognizing this disease, especially in endemic, resource-limited settings.

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