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We report a case of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) treated with pirfenidone who developed tuberculosis (TB) and later had exfoliative dermatitis secondary to an interaction between pirfenidone and rifampicin. This case report highlights the possible risk of developing TB in patients diagnosed with IPF and on antifibrotic therapy like pirfenidone. Furthermore, this case report documents a previously unreported adverse reaction due to the interaction of rifampicin with pirfenidone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Mycobacteriology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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