Cancer and tuberculosis: case series

Abul Y., Eryuksel E., Balci M., Yumuk F. , Karakurt S. , Ceyhan B.

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.15, sa.2, ss.392-394, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.392-394


Tuberculosis is seen with an increased frequency in cancer patients. Possible reasons of reactivation are thought to be related to chemotherapy and insufficient nutrition together with compromised immune system. The diagnosis of tuberculosis may be missed in cancer patients and may be diagnosed with newly developed radiological and clinical findings during treatment. In this case, tuberculosis should be considered and related diagnostic work up should be completed. Also, PPD test should be applied to cancer patients and if needed isoniazid prophylaxis should be initiated.