Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Afr Health Sci. 2005 Dec;5(4):345-7.

Ano-perianal tuberculosis--solving a clinical dilemma.

Author information

  • 1Consulting Proctologist, Gupta Nursing Home, D/9 Laxminagar, Nagpur, India. drpjg_ngp@sancharnet.in,

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Tuberculosis is one of the causes of granulomatous disease within the anorectal region. The clinical features, which include symptoms and signs of anal pain or discharge, multiple or recurrent fistula in ano and inguinal lymphadinopathy, are not characteristically distinct from other anal lesions. It is also difficult to distinguish it from other granulomatous diseases involving the same area.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A Medline database was used to perform a literature search for articles relating to the term 'anal', 'tuberculosis' and 'Koch's'.

CONCLUSION:

Analysis of the available literature shows that Koch's lesion in and around the anus is not uncommon. The presentation is varied in nature and tuberculosis should be suspected in lesions not responding to the conventional approaches. The treatment is two-fold: surgical for the suppuration and medical for the tuberculosis.

PMID:
16615850
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1831950
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk