An unusual case of ileal tuberculosis presenting with only ascites, without evidence of previous or active pulmonary tuberculosis, and absence of caseous necrosis and granulomatous inflammation is discussed. Diagnosis was established on biopsy specimens of ileocaecal region collected at colonscopy: acid-fast bacilli and positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Parenteral nutrition, surgery and antituberculous drug treatment resulted in a complete recovery of the patient.

An unusual case of ileal tuberculosis: only ascites at presentation and absence of caseous necrosis and granulomatous inflammation on biopsy. / CAVALLO-PERIN P ;SALIZZONI M ;MAZZUCCO G ;MALFI G ;PAGANO G. - In: RIVISTA EUROPEA PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE E FARMACOLOGICHE. - ISSN 0392-291X. - 15(1993), pp. 205-207.

An unusual case of ileal tuberculosis: only ascites at presentation and absence of caseous necrosis and granulomatous inflammation on biopsy.

CAVALLO PERIN, Paolo;SALIZZONI, Mauro;MAZZUCCO, Gianna;
1993

Abstract

An unusual case of ileal tuberculosis presenting with only ascites, without evidence of previous or active pulmonary tuberculosis, and absence of caseous necrosis and granulomatous inflammation is discussed. Diagnosis was established on biopsy specimens of ileocaecal region collected at colonscopy: acid-fast bacilli and positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Parenteral nutrition, surgery and antituberculous drug treatment resulted in a complete recovery of the patient.
15
205
207
CAVALLO-PERIN P ;SALIZZONI M ;MAZZUCCO G ;MALFI G ;PAGANO G
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2318/29829
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact