International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 535

Table of Content: January 2016; 8(1)

January 2016

Malignant pleural mesothelioma treated as pulmonary tuberculosis

A 45 year old man with malignant pleural mesothelioma had symptoms of prolonged cough, heamoptysis, breathlessness, weight loss and low grade persistent fever. The high prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in this environment, coupled with paucity of radiologists in rural areas to competently review his chest radiograph, resulted in making the wrong diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) as against malignant pleural...

Author(s): Aiyekomogbon Joshua Oluwafemi, Chom Nuhu D., Tabari Abdulkadir Musa, Igashi Joseph Bako, Delia Zira Ibrahim and Adamu Abdullahi