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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 361--363

Female genital TB and HIV co-infection

S Duggal, N Duggal, C Hans, RK Mahajan 
 Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001, India

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S Duggal
Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
India

HIV-induced immunosuppression paves the way for several infections, tuberculosis being very common in our country. Female genital tuberculosis (FGTB), presenting as menstrual irregularities, is a diagnostic challenge in an adolescent female when these may be considered normal. The present case is of a young female who presented with menstrual irregularities, diagnosed subsequently as a case of genital tuberculosis. Microbiological relapse after anti-tubercular treatment of six months caused suspicion of a co-existing immunodeficiency and investigations revealed HIV co-infection; thus emphasizing the need of HIV testing in all patients of tuberculosis for timely diagnosis and treatment support thereafter.

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Duggal S, Duggal N, Hans C, Mahajan R K. Female genital TB and HIV co-infection.Indian J Med Microbiol 2009;27:361-363

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Duggal S, Duggal N, Hans C, Mahajan R K. Female genital TB and HIV co-infection. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];27:361-363
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