Gastrointestinal tuberculosis with cecum involvement in a 33-year-old woman

Davood Yadegarynia, Farhad Abbasi, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi, Sharareh Gholamin

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Abstract

Abdominal tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent forms of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Various regions of gastrointestinal tract including cecum, terminal ileum, peritoneum, lymphatic system, and solid viscera can be affected by tuberculosis. Here we report a 33-year-old woman presented with fever, chills, and a history of abdominal discomfort. Lymphadenopathy was detected on physical examination. Contrast computed tomography of chest and abdomen showed patchy densities and thickening of the ileocecal wall respectively. Histological studies of the biopsy samples documented the existence of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalIranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Abdominal
  • Extra-pulmonary
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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