This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis, Tuberculous Enteritis. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis (also known as tuberculous enteritis) is caused by infection with the organism Mycobacterium tuberculosis and may be seen with or . The diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be elusive, Tuberculous enteritis can result from swallowing of infected sputum, ingestion.

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Endoscopically, TB enteritis can present in three different forms: Hypersensitivity to tuberculoproteins may cause meningismus and typical cerebrospinal fluid CSF findings. An abdominal CT scan can define extraluminal pathology, especially lymphadenopathy. Biochemical markers such as adenosine deaminase, interferon gamma, and lysozyme in the pleural fluid can be useful. Click the globe icon at the top to set your language and region preferences in VisualDx.

Patients should be monitored using directly observed therapy whenever feasible to ensure compliance and prevent emergence of drug resistance. Infectious disease consultation is advisable given complex drug-drug interactions and the risk of paradoxical response or immune reconstitution. When lymph nodes are fluctuant and ready to drain, aspiration or incision and drainage appear to be beneficial. Tuberculosis Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Tuberculous Peritonitis. Adjunctive corticosteroids may be beneficial in patients with tuberculous meningitis, tuberculous pericarditis, or miliary tuberculosis with refractory hypoxemia.


Hospitalized patients in whom infectious i. Schosser MD Glynis A. Presentation is indolent with pain, joint swelling, and decreased range of motion.

Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealing osteomyelitis involving T10 and T11 vertebral bodies and disc space A; arrow and an adjacent multiloculated paravertebral abscess B; arrow.

To see the full article, log in or purchase access. Female genital tuberculosis begins in the endosalpinx and can spread to the peritoneum, endometrium, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. We present a case of miliary tuberculosis with gastrointestinal involvement. Convulsions can occur tubercylosa all stages of the illness. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles.

Antituberculous therapy can minimize morbidity and mortality but may need to be initiated empirically. To receive news and publication updates for Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, enter your email address in the box below.

Tuberculous Enteritis

CSF lymphocytic pleocytosis with elevated protein and low glucose. The hypertrophic and ulcerohypertrophic types commonly affect the ileocecum and cause obstruction or present as a mass [ 4 ]. Conflict of Interests The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid. Tuberculous enterotis responds well to medical therapy, with resorption of pleural fluid in six to 12 weeks.


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If untreated, mental status deteriorates into stupor or coma. According the World Health Organization, in over 9 million people were diagnosed with tuberculosis and 1. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. A mass in the right lower quadrant is palpable in 25 to 50 percent of patients.

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Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the Enteirtis States. CSF glucose concentration usually is less than 45 mg per dL 2. Patient was initiated on Rifampin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol, and Pyrazinamide.