RN Tagore Hospital Successfully Treats Complex Case of Tuberc ulosis & Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

A challenging medical case at Narayana RN Tagore Hospital has concluded with a remarkable success story, showcasing the hospital’s expertise in managing intricate health conditions. A 20-year-old patient presented with a myriad of symptoms, including fever, shortness of breath, joint pain, and weight loss, which initially led to a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). However, upon further evaluation, the patient was also found to be suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), adding layers of complexity to her treatment.

Dr. Aratrika Das, Consultant–Pulmonology at Narayana Hospital RN Tagore Hospital, led the highly experienced pulmonology team in devising a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient. “This case presented significant challenges as the manifestations were initially ambiguous, necessitating careful consideration of both tuberculosis and SLE flare,” remarked Dr. Das. “The concurrent management of active tuberculosis and SLE flare required a delicate balance of antitubercular therapy, steroids, and immunoglobulins to address the patient’s complex medical needs.”

The patient’s journey was marked by multiple complications, including pericardial tamponade, respiratory failure, and bloodstream infections. However, through the collaborative efforts of various specialties and meticulous care, the patient gradually showed signs of improvement. “It was a testament to the dedication and teamwork of our colleagues across disciplines, including rheumatologists, intensivists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, and our exceptional nursing and physiotherapy teams,” added Dr. Das.

Mr. R Venkatesh, Group COO of Narayana Health, expressed pride in the hospital’s achievement. “At Narayana Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients, even in the face of complex medical challenges. This successful outcome reflects our unwavering dedication to excellence in healthcare delivery.”

Mr. Abhijit CP, Facility Director at Narayana Hospital RN Tagore Hospital, extended gratitude to the patient and her family for their resilience throughout the treatment process. “The courage and perseverance demonstrated by the patient and her family are truly inspiring. Their partnership with our healthcare team played a pivotal role in achieving this positive outcome.”

The successful resolution of this complex medical case underscores Narayana Health RN Tagore Hospital’s commitment to patient-centered care and multidisciplinary collaboration in addressing even the most challenging health conditions.