MDR tuberculosis, Alpha-1-anti-trypsin Deficiency, Cough in a Geriatric Nurse

Pneumologie. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1055/a-1493-1206. Online ahead of print.


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is of low proportion in comparison to the total number of TB patients, however, due to the necessity of a complex medication with potentially severe and life threatening adverse reactions, long term sequelae, and unfavorable outcome special attention is essential. We report the case of a 30-year-old geriatric nurse with a history of chronic cough and hereditary alpha-1-anti-trypsin deficiency (AATD), who suffered from MDR-TB and experienced a number of severe adverse reactions.

PMID:34233361 | DOI:10.1055/a-1493-1206