Tuberculosis Related Sudden Death: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abdulhakeem O. Althaqafi
Atif W. Qubbany
Asim K. Saleh
Muntasir M. Abdelaziz


Tuberculosis, Sudden death, Massive haemoptysis


Although tuberculosis-related to sudden death is recognize, complication of tuberculosis is rarely reported in the literature of the Middle East. A rare case of tuberculosis-related to sudden death was presented in a 28-year-old Saudi woman who was admitted to our hospital for pulmonary tuberculosis. Although anti-tuberculosis medication was started, she died suddenly; 7 days later, most probably due to a massive hemoptysis. The literature on tuberculosis-related to sudden death in relation to the current case have been reviewed and discussed in this report.

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