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COVID-19 coinfection in patients with active tuberculosis: First case-report in Iran
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  • Nasrin Ghodrati Fard,
  • Mansoor Khaledi,
  • Hamed Afkhami,
  • Molood Barzan,
  • Hamed Eraghiye Farahani,
  • Fatemeh Sameni,
  • Omid Gholizade,
  • Fatemeh Maghsoudi,
  • Reza Farhadi Nezhad,
  • Sara mobarak,
  • Seyed Ali Nojoumi,
  • Sheida Mohammadi
Nasrin Ghodrati Fard
Abadan University of Medical Sciences
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Mansoor Khaledi
Shahed University Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Hamed Afkhami
Shahed University Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Molood Barzan
Islamic Azad University of Tehran
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Hamed Eraghiye Farahani
Iran University of Medical Sciences
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Fatemeh Sameni
Shahed University Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Omid Gholizade
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
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Fatemeh Maghsoudi
Abadan University of Medical Sciences
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Reza Farhadi Nezhad
Abadan University of Medical Sciences
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Sara mobarak
Abadan University of Medical Sciences
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Seyed Ali Nojoumi
Pasteur Institute of Iran
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Sheida Mohammadi
Urmia University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

The pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a serious threat to global health. Since tuberculosis-COVID-19 co-infection is a great risk for tuberculosis patients. This is the first report from Iran. Rapid screening of respiratory infections caused by COVID-19, isolation, and treatment of tuberculosis patients is vital.