Tuberculosis has staged a global comeback and forms a dangerous combination with AIDS.
The abdomen is one of the common sites of extrapulmonary involvement.
Patients with abdominal tuberculosis have a wide range and spectrum of symptoms and signs ; the disease is therefore a great mimic.
Diagnosis, mainly radiological and supported by endoscopy, is difficult to make and laparotomy is required in a large number of patient.
Management involves judicious combination of antitubercular therapy and surgery which may be required to treat complications such as intestinal obstruction and perforation.
The disease, though potentially curable, carries a significant morbidity and mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Abdomen, Epidémiologie, Etiopathogénie, Exploration clinique, Diagnostic différentiel, Conduite à tenir, Homme, Inde, Asie, Pronostic, Abdomen pathologie, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Abdomen, Epidemiology, Etiopathogenesis, Clinical investigation, Differential diagnostic, Clinical management, Human, India, Asia, Prognosis, Abdominal disease, Public health organization
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Cote : 98-0409079
Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 25/01/1999.