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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Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Tuberculous enteritis is a clinical rarity even in immunocompromised patients. The next commonest site is the ileum. Accessed December 31st, Biochemical markers such as adenosine deaminase, interferon gamma, and lysozyme in the pleural fluid can be useful.

Chronic lymphadenopathy especially cervical. Isolated peripheral tuberculous lymphadenitis in adults: Tubercolosi gastrointestinale NASTubercolosi gastrointestinale. Eight cases of T. Want to use this article elsewhere? Right hilar and mediastinal bulky adenopathy was seen, as well as hypodense tiny cystic lesions within the liver and spleen. Abdominal tuberculosis represents the sixth most frequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis after lymphatic, genitourinary, bone and joint, and meningeal tuberculosis [ 4 ].


Peritoneal biopsy guided by laparoscopy or mini-laparotomy can be diagnostic in more than tubercukosa percent of patients and should be strongly considered. AFB smears of pleural fluid are seldom positive 5 percent of cases unless the patient has tuberculous empyema. Click the globe icon at the top to set your language and region preferences in VisualDx.

It is unclear whether patients with HIV infection have a higher risk of relapse.

Sign In Sign In with your personal account. Computed tomographic scan of tubercuposa abdomen showing a left iliopsoas abscess arrow that likely originated tuberculsa tuberculous osteomyelitis involving the T12, L1, and L2 vertebrae. Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers.


The rest of the examination was unremarkable. The diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be elusive, necessitating a high index of suspicion.

Tuberculous enteritis

The most effective treatment of uncomplicated tuberculous enteritis is antituberculous therapy for total of 6 to 9 months.

See My Options close Already a member or subscriber? Indexed in Web of Science. Storrs MD Erik J. Our patient presented with weight loss, shortness of breath, and productive cough for enterotis year associated with significant risk factors for tuberculosis including being an immigrant from a TB endemic region, HIV infection, and history of imprisonment.

Delay in initiation of therapy has been directly associated with adverse outcomes. Findings on contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract showed disease in six of six enteriti examined.

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview

Directly observed therapy is strongly recommended to encourage medication compliance. His sputum AFB smear was strongly positive. Antituberculous therapy can minimize morbidity and eteritis but may need to be tubercuoosa empirically. A similar phenomenon in patients with HIV infection who begin concurrent antiretroviral therapy is a result of immune reconstitution. HIV test was positive.

He had no palpable lymphadenopathy. After 8 weeks of antituberculous therapy he was also started on antiretroviral therapy with Atripla. Chest radiography typically reveals a small to moderate, unilateral pleural effusion; about 20 percent of patients have associated pulmonary lesions.

Chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse interstitial and airspace opacities.

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C 78 All confirmed cases of active tuberculosis should be reported to the local health department. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis.


Infectious disease consultation is advisable given complex drug-drug interactions and the risk of paradoxical response or immune reconstitution. Clinical features, response to therapy, and survival. First-line drugs include Isoniazid, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Pyrazinamide. There was an issue during submission. Clinical features in a general hospital population. On admission he was cachectic, with evidence of temporal wasting. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases.

Ascites with lymphocyte predominance and negative bacterial cultures. The onset may be abrupt or insidious with symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, and ankle edema. Although medical therapy is the mainstay in the treatment of both pulmonary and intestinal tuberculosis, one staged resection of diseased bowel with primary anastomosis is the procedure of choice for complications such as obstruction, hemorrhage or perforation.

Interventions for treating enteriis pericarditis. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. Clinical clues that should prompt suspicion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis are listed in Table 1.

For information about the SORT evidence rating system, see page or https: Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Egge MD Charles N. Computed tomographic scan of the neck reveals a heterogeneous mass in the right posterior cervical space arrow with central necrosis.