Gastrointestinal TB is outlined as infection of the serous membrane, hollow or solid abdominal organs, and abdominal lymphatics with mycobacteria organisms. GI TB is comparatively rare within the USA and is that the sixth commonest extrapulmonary location. TB is obvious in but 1/2 patients. Patients typically gift with abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, anorexia, modification in gut habits, nausea, and innate reflex. The identification is commonly delayed and is sometimes created through a mixture of radiologic, endoscopic, microbiologic, histologic, and molecular techniques. Antimicrobial treatment is that the same as for TB. Surgery is sometimes needed.
GI TB is a major health problem in many underdeveloped countries. A recent significant increase has occurred in developed countries, especially in association with HIV infection. Autopsies of patients with pulmonary TB before the era of effective treatment demonstrated intestinal involvement in 55-90% of fatal cases.
Related Journals of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis
Current Research in Tuberculosis, Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, Tuberkuloz ve toraks