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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National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The risk of tuberculous peritonitis is greater in patients with HIV infection or cirrhosis and in those undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Tuberculosis of the gastrointestinal tract and peritoneum.

Tuberculous enteritis

If untreated, mental thberculosa deteriorates into stupor or coma. Miliary disease is seen in 10 percent of patients who have AIDS and pulmonary tuberculosis, and in 38 percent of those who have AIDS and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.

The hypertrophic and ulcerohypertrophic types commonly affect the ileocecum and cause obstruction or present as a mass [ 4 ]. Surgery is reserved for patients with complications. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Melena, rectal bleeding, and abdominal tenderness also can be present.

The diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be elusive, necessitating a high index of suspicion. Disease or Syndrome T Tuberkulose gastrointestinal NNBGastrointestinaltuberkuloseTuberkulose, gastrointestinaleMagendarmtuberkulose. Antituberculous therapy is recommended for at least nine to 12 months. Due to persistent diarrhea, stool was sent for AFB culture and grew M. Bone and joint tuberculosis may account for up to 35 percent of cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Email Alerts Don’t miss a single issue.


Journal List West J Med v. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the United States. Physicians should obtain a thorough history focusing on risk behaviors for human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection and tuberculosis. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Support Center Support Center. Chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse interstitial and airspace opacities. Ten years of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in a Danish university clinic.

We present a case of miliary tuberculosis with gastrointestinal involvement. Tuberculosis following the use of etanercept, a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor.

Tubefculosa lesions usually present as anal fissures, fistulas, or perirectal abscesses. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles.

It is unclear whether patients with HIV infection have a higher risk of relapse. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Tuberculous Peritonitis.

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview – – American Family Physician

The most effective treatment of uncomplicated tuberculous enteritis is antituberculous therapy for total of 6 to 9 months. He was started on Rifampin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol, and Pyrazinamide. Click the globe icon at the top to set your language and region preferences in VisualDx. Gastrointestinal TuberculosisTuberculous Enteritis.


In the s, after a steady decline during preceding decades, there was a resurgence in the rate of tuberculosis in the United States that coincided with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic.

Am J Med Sci. Resection of diseased bowel with primary anastomosis was done in five patients. Accessed December 31st, The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Peritoneal fluid leukocyte count varies from to 4, per mm 3 0.

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New author database being installed, click here for details. He was followed up in Infectious Disease Clinic as outpatient. PRIMARY tuberculous enteritis is rare, but a significant number of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis develop secondary intestinal involvement.

Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Tuberculous pleurisy responds well to medical therapy, with resorption of pleural fluid in six to 12 weeks.

To establish the diagnosis of skeletal or articular tuberculosis, a high index of suspicion is critical. Search Bing for all related images.