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Calás RM, Marrero RH, López GJ, del Campo ME, Nápoles SN
Hydropneumothorax due to tuberculosis in an adult woman
MediSan 2014; 18 (03)

Language: Español
References: 8
Page: 421-424
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The case report of a 28 year-old patient is presented who was remitted to the Pneumology Service of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba for presenting breathing symptoms (humid cough and mucous expectoration) during an approximate period of 6 months, besides general syndrome and, in occasions, slight fever. Later on she complained of progressive dyspnea which became moderate when making other small efforts, together with acute thoracic pain in the left side. It was determined clinically and radiologically the existence of an hydropneumothorax; for which a low minimum pleurotomy was carried out and the antibacillar treatment was applied. Equally the sputum test was carried out for finding acid-alcohol resistant bacilli, and code 8 was obtained, so the diagnosis of lung tuberculosis was confirmed.

Key words: hydropneumothorax, lung tuberculosis, antibacillar treatment, Pneumology Service.


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