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Tuberculosis of gallbladder with candidiasis, a rare entity.
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PMID:  22106698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gallbladder tuberculosis (GT) is an extremely rare condition. This is thought to be due to the protective property of bile against the infection. Clinical and radiological diagnosis of GT is difficult. We describe a case of GT who initially presented to us with jaundice, a right hypochondrial mass and computed tomographic findings suggestive of gallbladder empyema. Diagnosis was made from histopathological examination of the resected gallbladder which revealed epitheloid granulomas with caseating necrosis and presence of Langhan's giant cells. From a literature search and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first GT to be reported in South East Asia.
Authors:
B D K Leong; K W Chan; P Ramu; V M Kumar; J A Chuah
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. bleongdk@yahoo.com
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