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A Case of Good's Syndrome Presenting with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Arunabha Datta Chaudhuri, Sumit Roy Tapadar, Aparup Dhua, Palash Nandan Dhara, Saumen Nandi, Sabyasachi Choudhury

Keywords : Thymoma, Good's syndrome, Tuberculosis, Opportunistic infection

Citation Information : Chaudhuri AD, Tapadar SR, Dhua A, Dhara PN, Nandi S, Choudhury S. A Case of Good's Syndrome Presenting with Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2015; 57 (4):247-250.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-57-4-247

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Adult onset immunodeficiency associated with thymoma is a rare condition. The combination of hypogammaglobulinemia, reduced number of peripheral B and CD4+ T cells, along with thymoma constitutes Good's syndrome (GS). This immunodeficiency condition is often complicated with opportunistic infection with organisms, like bacteria (Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumonia etc), viruses (Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex etc), fungi and protozoa. We present an unusual case of Good's syndrome with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). A 40-year-old man presented with sputum-positive PTB and was started on anti-tuberculosis treatment. Subsequently, he developed symptoms and findings consistent with thymoma and other components of Good's syndrome. Although patients of Good's syndrome are susceptible to various opportunistic infections, infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is uncommon. Evidence of recurrent infections or some opportunistic infection in a thymoma patient should trigger a suspicion of Good's syndrome.

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