Rare Offshoot of a Common Malady Anaemia and Tuberculosis OD05-OD06
Dr. Gautham Kolla,
S/O K. Ashok Kumar, Plot no-84/A, G-1, Road no-11, Nagavilla Apartments, Filmnagar,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana -500096, India.
Haematological manifestations are one of the rarer presentations of tuberculosis and are usually of normocytic normochromic type. An association of Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) with active pulmonary tuberculosis is an exceeding rare entity, though anaemia and tuberculosis commonly co-exist. We report a patient with sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis with associated Coombâ€™s positive AIHA. The patient responded well to Anti- Tubercular Therapy (ATT) and low dose steroids tapered over a month.