Fluoroquinolone is one of the first-line antibiotics recommended for treating community-acquired pneumonia. However, using fluroquinolones for presumptive community-acquired pneumonia can delay the diagnosis and the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis because of its strong activity against mycobacteria. Here, we report a case of a 54-year-old female taking immunosuppressants after a renal transplant whose diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis was delayed as a result of the use of levofloxacin and amikacin under the original impression of community-acquired pneumonia. This case suggests that clinicians should consider the possibility of pulmonary tuberculosis in the case of a partial response of the pneumonia to flouroquinolones and/or aminoglycosides.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Infectious Diseases