International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 1, Issue 3 | Case Report | Open Access

A Sequela of Interstitial Lung Disease in a Post Tubercular Lung Disease Patient: A Case Report

Aadil Mahmood Khan*

Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (G.S.V.M.) Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Correspondence to: Aadil Mahmood Khan 

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Interstitial lung disease is a large group of disorders associated with lung scarring. It presents with a dry cough leading to progressive dyspnea. Pulmonary auscultation exhibits a crackle of inspiration. Interstitial lung disease is commonly associated with patients’ occupations. This disease has a higher incidence in males and has a high mortality rate. Fungal and bacterial infections also have some role in interstitial lung disease. Although rare, patients with pulmonary tuberculosis can rarely develop interstitial lung disease. However, aspergillosis, airway infection, and atypical mycobacterial infection are common sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis. A computed tomography scan is the radiological modality of choice. It shows an abnormal opacity pattern with nodular, linear, reticular, or reticulonodular strength. We had an elderly male diagnosed with interstitial lung disease confirmed with the clinical findings and radiological techniques. The patient had suffered from tuberculosis seven years back that was treated completely with anti-tubercular therapy. The patient experienced shortness of breath despite a high flow of oxygen. Despite giving nintedanib, the patient’s condition did not improve, leading to death.


Mycobacterium Tuberculosis; Anti-Tubercular Therapy (att); Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis; Post-Tubercular; Interstitial lung disease


Aadil Mahmood Khan, Hassan Chaudhry, Archit Kumar Nigam, Abimbola Ajibowo, Ojali Ruth Unedu, Humaira Kauser, et al.A Sequela of Interstitial Lung Disease in a Post Tubercular Lung Disease Patient: A Case Report.Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2022;1(3):1-6.