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Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Apr;17(4):435-9.

A solitary tuberculous ulcer in the oesophagus.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


A 48-year-old woman born in Pakistan was evaluated for dysphagia. Endoscopy showed a solitary ulcerative oesophageal lesion. Cultures were positive for mycobacterium tuberculosis. Additional imaging showed no other manifestations of tuberculosis. Oesophageal tuberculosis is a rare entity, especially as a primary manifestation defined as involvement of the oesophagus without signs of disseminated disease. Therefore, this case was classified as primary oesophageal tuberculosis.

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