2016 Volume 55 Issue 2 Pages 153-159
Acute myocardial infarction, hyperhomocysteinemia and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) are rare in individuals under the age of 30 years. We herein report the case of a 27-year-old man who presented with intermittent chest pain, elevated homosysteine level, and PTB. The patient was treated successfully with a combination of medications and percutaneous coronary intervention. This uncommon case highlights that homocysteine, folate and B vitamins levels should be regularly evaluated, and that chest X-rays or thoracic computed tomography should be ordered routinely to exclude PTB in patients under the age of 30 years who present acute myocardial infarction and lack the traditional risk factors.