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Intestinal tuberculosis and secondary liver abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17117317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) has been increasing in the West, due to the AIDS epidemic, transglobal immigration, IV drug abuse, an aging population, and an increase in the number of immunocompromised patients. Obstruction and perforation of the intestine are the most common and serious complications of ITB. Another complication, tuberculous liver abscess (TLA), is rare and usually associated with foci of infection in the lung or gastrointestinal tract. We report a case of a 17-year-old boy with Down syndrome who presented with multiple TLAs secondary to obstructive and multiple perforated ileal tuberculosis.
K Yalcin Polat; Bulent Aydinli; Omer Yilmaz; Sahin Aslan; Nesrin Gursan; Gurkan Ozturk; Omer Onbas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  887-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
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Diagnosis, Differential
Liver Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / complications*,  diagnosis
Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
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