Tuberculosis and Migration: A Challenge for Medical Staff and Public Health

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_BDB463CD9F91
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Tuberculosis and Migration: A Challenge for Medical Staff and Public Health
Périodique
Case Rep Emerg Med
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Griesshammer I., Srivastava D. S., von Garnier C., Blaser T. S., Exadaktylos A., Steib M.
ISSN
2090-648X (Print)
ISSN-L
2090-6498
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Volume
2016
Pages
8186036
Langue
anglais
Notes
Griesshammer, Ines
Srivastava, David Shiva
von Garnier, Christophe
Blaser, Till Silvan
Exadaktylos, Aris
Steib, Moritz
eng
Case Rep Emerg Med. 2016;2016:8186036. doi: 10.1155/2016/8186036. Epub 2016 Nov 14.
Résumé
A high number of asylum seekers enter Switzerland every year. They often originate from countries with a high TB prevalence. Our patient from Somalia presented with 2 lipoma-like tumors with pain on palpation on his left chest wall but no symptoms including coughing, fever, night-sweats, or loss of weight. CT scan then showed diffuse infiltrations of his lung and multiple abscesses on his left chest wall. Therefore contagious tuberculosis (TB) was suspected and the patient was put in isolation. In the follow-up the diagnosis of open TB was proofed with bronchial secretion and EBUS-guided biopsy that showed acid-fast rods. This particular case shows how difficult the identification of patients with open TB can be, especially if there are no respiratory or systemic symptoms. Therefore awareness of possible infectious disease is paramount for ED Doctors treating patients from countries with high prevalence. Early and strict isolation measures can help to reduce risk of contagion among staff and patients.
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