[A case of pulmonary tuberculosis associated with severe respiratory failure, DIC and intractable bilateral pneumothoraces].


We had a sixty-five year old male patient who suddenly complained of dyspnea and fever with pulmonary tuberculosis, severe respiratory failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and intractable bilateral pneumothoraces. From the first hospital day severe hypoxemia which did not respond to conventional oxygen therapy developed with a diffuse ill… (More)