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Tuberculous splenic abscess--a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7767860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic involvement of tuberculosis is common, especially in cases of miliary tuberculosis. However, abscess formation due to tuberculosis in the spleen is extremely rare. We present a tuberculous splenic abscess in an otherwise healthy male patient. This patient presented with fever of unknown origin (FUO). The chest X-ray was consistent with old pulmonary tuberculosis, inactive on presentation. Due to the nonspecific clinical picture the patient remained undiagnosed until laparotomy. We have also reviewed literatures on tuberculous splenic abscess and try to make some inference about the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
C T Huang; H S Leu; M H Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital     Volume:  18     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-30     Completed Date:  1995-06-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809559     Medline TA:  Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*
Splenic Diseases / etiology*
Tuberculosis, Splenic / complications*

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