Author(s): Ayaslioglu E, Basar H, Duruyurek N, Kalpaklioglu F, Gocmen S,
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Disseminated tuberculosis can involve several organs and clinically present with a potpourri of signs and symptoms. Early diagnosis and timely initiation of proper treatment are of great importance in preventing the later complications of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case with disseminated tuberculosis who exhibited a wide spectrum of extrapulmonary involvement. The present case had lung and lymph node tuberculosis with abscess formation and remained undiagnosed for two years. Thereafter, multiple splenic abscesses developed that necessitated splenectomy, and at the final stage, he presented with scrotal abscesses. CONCLUSION: This paper highlights the diverse clinical appearances of disseminated tuberculosis and the significant importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
This article was published in Cases J
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports