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Gastric tuberculosis presenting as linitis plastica: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16462546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastric tuberculosis is rare and usually presents as an ulcerated lesion or gastric outlet obstruction. Rarer presentations include massive gastrointestinal bleed and gastric perforation. A case of gastric tuberculosis presenting as linitis plastica is reported here. This is the first such case report. The patient was a young woman who presented with non-specific abdominal pain and significant weight loss. The gastric mucosa appeared oedematous and hyperaemic and there was spontaneous oozing of blood on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed diffuse thickening of the gastric wall. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of caseating granulomas with acid fast bacilli in the endoscopic biopsy specimen. The patient showed significant clinical improvement on four-drug anti-tuberculous treatment.
Authors:
Rupjyoti Talukdar; Sudeep Khanna; Nripen Saikia; Jagdish Chandra Vij
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0954-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-07     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, New Delhi, India. rup_talukdar@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Female
Gastric Mucosa / pathology,  radiography
Gastroscopy
Humans
Linitis Plastica / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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