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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However, in all probability, the incidence is decreasing. Endoscopically, TB enteritis can present in three different forms: The diagnostic rate of intestinal tuberculosis increases if an active tuberculous lesion is observed in other regions when the diagnosis tubdrculosa suspected and identification of a caseating granuloma is made on pathologic exam or through the detection of additional Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures [ 5 ].

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the United States.

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Complications enteritiz tuberculous enteritis occurring during antimicrobial therapy. Severe oral thrush was present. His sputum AFB smear was strongly positive. Already have an account? On physical exam he was afebrile, mildly hypotensive, tachycardic, and tachypneic, but saturating well on room air.

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Antituberculous therapy can minimize morbidity and mortality but may need to be initiated empirically. Male genital tuberculosis usually is associated with renal tuberculosis.

Tuberculous Enteritis

He had no palpable lymphadenopathy. Tubercullsa enteritis can result from swallowing of infected sputum, ingestion rnteritis contaminated food, hematogenous spread, and direct extension from adjacent organs.

Right hilar and mediastinal bulky adenopathy was seen, as well as hypodense tiny cystic lesions within the liver and spleen. Response to antituberculous therapy is favorable and similar to that of patients without HIV infection, although adverse drug reactions occur more commonly in those with HIV infection. Associated pulmonary disease was shown radiologically to be present in seven of eight patients.


Physicians should consider skeletal tuberculosis in patients with an indolent clinical course manifesting as osteomyelitis involving the thoracic spine or monoarticular septic arthritis with negative bacterial cultures. A diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis was made based on clinical manifestations and positive sputum AFB smear and culture.

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Extrapulmonary involvement can be seen in more than 50 percent of patients with concurrent AIDS and tuberculosis. Radiographic changes are nonspecific and include soft tissue swelling, juxta-articular osteopenia, joint space narrowing, and subchondral erosions Figure 5. All patients with tuberculosis should have counseling and testing for HIV infection.

Findings on contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract showed disease in six of six patients examined.

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.

The pathogenesis of tuberculous meningitis. C 4243 Patients with pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis should be placed in respiratory isolation until they are no longer infectious. Golden received her medical degree from Albany N. Sign In or sign up for a free trial. Coexistent pulmonary and ileocecal tuberculosis. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.


Adjunctive corticosteroid therapy for tuberculosis: Involvement of adjacent structures may result in complications such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, and facial palsy. The rest of the examination was unremarkable.

The resulting anterior wedging and angulation of adjacent vertebral bodies with disc space obliteration are responsible for the palpable spinal prominence gibbus and a classic radiographic appearance. Tuberculous enteritis occurs in about 2 percent of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Indexed in Web of Science.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Patients usually respond well to therapy if good compliance is achieved. He was cachectic with oral thrush and bilateral fine rales. A similar phenomenon in patients with HIV infection who begin concurrent antiretroviral therapy is a result of immune reconstitution. A year-old homosexual male from Philippines with no significant medical history presented with productive cough, night sweats, subjective fevers, shortness of breath, watery diarrhea, and pound weight loss in past one year.

Kataria YP, Khurshid I. Tuberculosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In the United States, pleural tuberculosis accounts for about 5 percent of all tuberculosis cases. Tuberculosis is a social disease with medical aspects described as barometer of social welfare.

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Lymphadenitis is the most commonly occurring form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Tuberculosis Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Tuberculous Peritonitis.