An immunocompetent migrant with chest pain was admitted to an Italian hospital. Computed tomography showed a left pectoral abscess and osteomyelitis of the sternum. The infection had spread into the anterior mediastinum near to the pericardium and the heart, where an atrial mass was confirmed by echocardiography. Disseminated tuberculosis was diagnosed.

Chest pain and a left parasternal soft tissue swelling in an immunocompetent refugee with disseminated tuberculosis / M. Mondoni, M. Centola, O. Vigano, M. Ferrarese, L. Codecasa, A. D'Arminio Monforte, S. Carugo, S. Centanni, M. Lipman, G. Sotgiu. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1201-9712. - 90(2020 Jan), pp. 116-118. [10.1016/j.ijid.2019.10.033]

Chest pain and a left parasternal soft tissue swelling in an immunocompetent refugee with disseminated tuberculosis

Mondoni M.;Centola M.;D'Arminio Monforte A.;Carugo S.;Centanni S.;
2020-01

Abstract

An immunocompetent migrant with chest pain was admitted to an Italian hospital. Computed tomography showed a left pectoral abscess and osteomyelitis of the sternum. The infection had spread into the anterior mediastinum near to the pericardium and the heart, where an atrial mass was confirmed by echocardiography. Disseminated tuberculosis was diagnosed.
Bronchoscopy; Disseminated tuberculosis; Heart mass; Migration; TB; Adult; Chest Pain; Echocardiography; Heart Atria; Humans; Immunocompetence; Male; Osteomyelitis; Sternum; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular; Tuberculosis, Miliary; Refugees
Settore MED/10 - Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
4-nov-2019
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
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