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2020 Aug 18

Am J Trop Med Hyg

Case Report: Coronavirus Disease and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Report of Two Cases.


Gadelha Farias L A B, Gomes Moreira A L, Austregésilo Corrêa E, Landim de Oliveira Lima C A, Lopes I M P, de Holanda P E L, Nunes F R, da Pires Neto R J
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Aug 18.
PMID: 32815515.


Coinfection of SARS-CoV-2/ (MTB) in patients with HIV/AIDS has not been previously reported. Here, we present two cases of coinfection of SARS-CoV-2 and MTB in patients with HIV. The first case is a 39-year-old patient who was admitted with a 7-day history of fever, myalgia, headache, and cough. The second patient is a 43-year-old man who had a 1-month history of cough with hemoptoic sputum, evolving to mild respiratory distress in the last 7 days. Both patients already had pulmonary tuberculosis and subsequently developed SARS-CoV-2 infection during the 2020 pandemic. Nonadherence to antiretroviral treatment may have been a factor in the clinical worsening of the patients.