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Colonoscopy in the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3729828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Childhood abdominal tuberculosis has protean manifestations and remains a difficult diagnosis problem, often requiring surgery for pathological confirmation. Colonoscopy, however, can now be performed with safety in children and appears to offer a new and better alternative to surgery. An earlier experience confirmed its value in the management of ileocaecal tuberculosis as it provided histological proof and bacteriological information to guide chemotherapy, avoiding the need for anaesthesia and laparotomy. However, colonoscopy hasn't been helpful in the diagnosis of the 'exudative' type of abdominal tuberculosis.
P K Tam; H Saing; J M Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian paediatric journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0004-993X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Paediatr J     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-29     Completed Date:  1986-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15420340R     Medline TA:  Aust Paediatr J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Cecal Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Ileal Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Ileocecal Valve / microbiology
Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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