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A rare clinical presentation of TB

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M. A. Anomilan ,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Registrar in General Surgery, Professorial Surgical Unit
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T. Vaikunthan,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Demonstrator Professorial Surgical Unit
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S. Rajendra

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Consultant Surgeon and Senior lecturer, Professorial Surgical Unit
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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a multi-organ disease. The most common manifestation is a pulmonary disease, but involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is not uncommon with the ileocaecal region being the commonest site. But ileal perforation due to tuberculosis is a rare manifestation. Here, we report a case of ileal tuberculosis presenting as perforated viscus while on treatment for genitourinary tuberculosis. Though, perforation of ileal tuberculosis is rare, it should be considered as a possibility when patients present with features of perforated viscus, particularly in patients who are diagnosed or suspected of tuberculosis.
How to Cite: Anomilan MA, Vaikunthan T, Rajendra S. A rare clinical presentation of TB. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2016;28(1):23–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v28i1.46
Published on 28 Feb 2016.
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