Diabetes mellitus-a true immunosuppression


  • Manigandan Gopi Department of Medicine, PM Medical Centre, Walajapet, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M. S. Seshadri Deparment of Endocrinologist and Metabolism, Thirumalai Mission Hospital, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu,




Pulmonary tuberculosis, Nocardiosis, Diabetes Mellitus


Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus predisposes to variety of infections which are very difficult to manage. Here we report a case of diabetes mellitus with pulmonary tuberculosis who did not respond to anti tubercular therapy (ATT). On further evaluation patient found to have nocardiosis co-infection which usually occurs in immunocompromised patients like malignancy/ in HIV virus infected patients. This patient did not have any such condition other than uncontrolled diabetes mellitus which predisposed to nocardiosis co-infection. This co-infection of pulmonary tuberculosis and nocardiosis is very uncommon in HIV negative individuals and is reported because of this rare presentation.


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How to Cite

Gopi, M., & Seshadri, M. S. (2023). Diabetes mellitus-a true immunosuppression. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(2), 842–844. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20230007



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