Tuberculosis and COVID-19: An overlapping situation during pandemic.

Sarinoglu R. C. , SİLİ U. , Eryuksel E., OLGUN YILDIZELİ Ş. , Cimsit C., Yagci A.

Journal of infection in developing countries, cilt.14, sa.7, ss.721-725, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3855/jidc.13152
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of infection in developing countries
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.721-725


Introduction: The novel coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). First COVID-19 case was detected in March, 10, 2020 in Turkey and as of May, 18, 2020 148,067 cases have been identified and 4096 citizens have died. Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide public health concern, incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people) in Turkey was reported at 14, 1 in 2018. During pandemic COVID-19 was the main concern in every clinic and as we discuss here overlapping respiratory diseases may result in delaying of the diagnosis and treatment.