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Trop Gastroenterol. 2007 Oct-Dec;28(4):178-9.

Primary oesophageal tuberculosis: a rare entity.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, PVS Hospital, Kozhikode 673002, Kerala.


Tuberculous infection of the oesophagus is rare and primary oesophageal tuberculosis is seen even more infrequently. We report a case of oesophageal tuberculosis in a 32-year-old female patient who presented to us with odynophagia and weight loss. Endoscopy showed a solitary ulcerative oesophageal lesion. Further investigation resulted in a diagnosis of oesophageal tuberculosis with no manifestations of tuberculosis elsewhere. She responded well to antitubercular treatment. This case was classified as primary oesophageal tuberculosis.

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