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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Meningitis results from intense inflammation following rupture of a subependymal tubercle into the subarachnoid space. Ulcerative most commonhypertrophic and mixed forms are described Usually multiple superficial ulcers perpendicular to long axis of bowel; may see deep ulcers May see thickened mucosal folds, strictures, ulcers, inflammatory nodules; fistulas are rare.

Clinical clues that should prompt suspicion of extrapulmonary etneritis are listed in Table 1. Activity of adenosine deaminase in cerebrospinal fluid for the diagnosis and follow-up of tuberculous meningitis in adults. Female genital tuberculosis begins in the endosalpinx and can spread to the peritoneum, endometrium, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

Complications Intestinal Obstruction Bowel perforation Enteric fistulas. We have sent an e-mail with a link to the current page. Click here for patient related inquiries. Heald MD David G. This content is owned by the AAFP. Start your 30 day free trial.


Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview – – American Family Physician

Response to chemotherapy is excellent for all forms of genital tuberculosis; surgery fnteritis women is necessary for large tubo-ovarian abscesses. Pleural fluid is exudative with a lymphocyte predominance i.

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fuberculosa Tubercolosi gastrointestinale NASTubercolosi gastrointestinale. Paraspinal and psoas abscesses can develop, with extensions to the surface or adjacent tissues Figure 4. Tuberculous enteritis is a clinical rarity even in immunocompromised patients.

Tuberculosis associated with infliximab, a tumor necrosis factor alpha-neutralizing agent.

Tuberculous Enteritis

Email Alerts Don’t miss a single issue. Pathophysiology Involves any part of Gastrointestinal tract Ileocecal most commonly affected Risk of contracting gastrointestinal Tb Parallels severity of pulmonary disease Transmission Swallowing infected Sputum or contaminated food Hematogenous spread Contiguous spread from involved tissue.

Although it is uncommon in the United States, tuberculous enteritis should be considered in any patient with active pulmonary tuberculosis and abdominal complaints. Get free access to newly published articles. Bowel obstruction is the most common complication.

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Privacy Policy Terms of Use. The ileocecal area and jejunoileum are the most common sites of involvement. Melena, rectal bleeding, and abdominal tenderness also can be present. Kataria YP, Khurshid I.

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Disease or Syndrome T Physicians should obtain a thorough history focusing on risk behaviors for human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection and tuberculosis.

Purchase access Subscribe now. Computed tomographic scan showing loculated pleural fluid and pleural thickening arrow in the right chest with associated right lower lobe atelectasis.

Establishing the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. We have sent tuberculoss e-mail with this patient information. Male genital tuberculosis usually is associated with renal tuberculosis.