Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 2nd, 1997
Although the condition has been uncommon, researcher Marco Arrese and colleagues suggest that a high index of suspicion is now needed for abdominal TB due to the increasing incidence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis related to HIV infection.
In this report, Arrese et al. reported the case of a 27-year-old female with extrapulmonary tuberculosis affecting abdominal organs ("Extrahepatic Cholestasis Attributable to Tuberculous Adenitis," American Journal of Gastroenterology, May 1997;92:912-913).
The woman had no...
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