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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Ten years of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in a Danish university clinic. 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. Chronic lymphadenopathy especially cervical.

More in Pubmed Citation Related Articles. C 4243 Patients with pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis should be placed in respiratory isolation until they are no longer infectious.

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Golden received her medical degree from Albany N. He denied any recent sick contacts.

Our patient presented with weight loss, shortness of breath, and productive cough for one year associated with significant risk factors for tuberculosis including being an immigrant from a TB endemic region, HIV infection, and history of imprisonment. On physical exam he was afebrile, mildly tubervulosa, tachycardic, and tachypneic, but saturating well on room air.


Related Bing Images Extra: Cervical adenopathy is most common, but inguinal, axillary, mesenteric, mediastinal, and intramammary involvement all have been described. Associated pulmonary disease was shown radiologically to be present in seven of eight patients.

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Open in a separate window. Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid.

Patients should be monitored using directly observed therapy whenever feasible to ensure compliance and prevent emergence of drug resistance. Chest X-ray revealed a miliary enterits.

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Some of the nodules within the upper lobes had radiologic evidence of central cavitation.

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Steroids for treating tuberculous meningitis. Pleural fluid is exudative with a lymphocyte predominance i. A similar phenomenon in patients with HIV infection who begin concurrent antiretroviral therapy is a result of immune reconstitution. His symptoms had been worsening for past few days. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

Disease patterns since have changed, with a higher incidence of disseminated and extrapulmonary disease now found. Tuberculous enteritis can result from swallowing of infected sputum, ingestion of contaminated food, hematogenous spread, and direct extension from adjacent organs.


Cancel at any time. Case Report A year-old homosexual Filipino male, with no significant past medical history, presented to the hospital complaining of cough productive with white sputum for the past year.

Peritoneal biopsy guided by laparoscopy or mini-laparotomy can be diagnostic in more than 95 percent enterjtis patients and should be strongly considered. Crohn’s diseaseperforation Obliteration of ileocecal angle with widely patent ileocecal valve Rapid emptying of inflamed terminal ileum Stierlin tubegculosa Often associated mesenteric lymphadenopathy with increased mesenteric thickness.

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Tuberculous Enteritis

Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Patients without HIV infection typically present with chronic, nontender lymphadenopathy.

The risk of tuberculous peritonitis is greater in patients with HIV infection or cirrhosis and in those undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Table entertis Contents Alerts. Start your 30 day free trial.