Indian J Tuberc 2017 Jan 4;64(1):54-59. Epub 2016 Jul 4.
Lecturer, Dept. of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
Background: A number of infectious diseases have been referred to by the phrase 'The Great Imitator', of which the oldest is syphilis; others include Lyme disease, nocardiosis, etc. Tuberculosis has been described as the second great imitator as it can imitate various other disease processes. An awareness of the atypical clinical manifestations of tuberculosis is important, especially in regions where tuberculosis continues to be a major public health problem, such as India. Read More