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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Intestinal tuberculosis is difficult to discriminate from other intestinal diseases due to its nonspecific symptoms but must be kept in the differential in patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Get free access to newly published enteditis Create a personal account or sign in to: C 78 All confirmed cases of active tuberculosis should be reported enteriris the local health department. 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.

Associated symptoms included night sweats, intermittent subjective fevers, general malaise, and shortness of breath. Read the full article. Egge MD Charles N. Extrapulmonary sites of infection commonly include lymph nodes, pleura, and osteoarticular areas, although any organ can be involved. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fever.

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Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealing osteomyelitis involving T10 and T11 vertebral bodies and disc space A; arrow and an adjacent multiloculated paravertebral abscess B; arrow. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. View at Google Scholar. Extended therapy also may be required for patients with bone and joint tuberculosis, delayed treatment response, or drug resistance. Severe oral thrush was present. Reprints are not available from the authors. The patient was not aware of HIV status prior to this admission.


Pulmonology – Gastroenterology Pages. Tuberculosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Cerebral edema causes impairment of consciousness, seizures, and raised intracranial pressure, whereas tuberculomas can manifest as space-occupying lesions. Empiric antituberculous therapy see Principles of Management should be initiated as soon as clinical, laboratory, or imaging findings suggest tuberculous meningitis.

The effusion may resolve without therapy, but tuberculosis later recurs. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. CT findings consist of concentric mural thickening of the ileocecal region, with or without proximal intestinal dilatation and hypodense lymph nodes with peripheral enhancement in the mesentery and retroperitoneum.

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The ileocecal area and jejunoileum are the most common sites of involvement. He reported history of incarceration 24 years before, while he was still living in the Philippines.

Surgery is reserved for patients with complications.

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Renal disease tuberuclosa be the result of direct infection of the kidney and lower urinary tract or may present as secondary amyloidosis. N Engl J Med. Male genital tuberculosis usually is associated with renal tuberculosis.


Started inthis collection now contains interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and chapters. Storrs MD Erik J. Open in a separate window. The onset may be abrupt or insidious with symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, and ankle edema.

The risk of tuberculous peritonitis is greater in patients with HIV infection or cirrhosis and in those undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Tuberculosis Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Tuberculous Peritonitis. A six- to nine-month regimen two months of isoniazid [INH], rifampin [Rifadin], pyrazinamide, and ethambutol [Myambutol], followed by four to seven months of isoniazid and rifampin is recommended as initial therapy for all forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis unless the organisms are known or strongly suspected to be resistant to the first-line drugs.

Heald MD David G. An abdominal CT scan can define extraluminal pathology, especially lymphadenopathy.


Rectal lesions usually present as anal fissures, fistulas, or perirectal abscesses. In countries with a low prevalence of tuberculosis, such as the United States, a normal or low level of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase has a high negative predictive value and can be used to exclude tuberculous pleurisy. Crissey MD Harold E. Abstract Tuberculous enteritis is a clinical rarity even in immunocompromised patients.