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Gut Liver. 2009 Dec;3(4):338-42. doi: 10.5009/gnl.2009.3.4.338. Epub 2009 Dec 31.

A Case of Obstructive Jaundice Caused by Paradoxical Reaction during Antituberculous Chemotherapy for Abdominal Tuberculosis.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University College of Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Abdominal tuberculosis is not a rare disease, but obstructive jaundice caused by tuberculosis (tuberculous lymphadenitis, tuberculous enlargement of the head of pancreas, and/or tuberculous stricture of the biliary tree) is rare. We recently experienced a case of obstructive jaundice as a result of paradoxical reaction of periportal tuberculous lymphadenopathy that was treated successfully with corticosteroid and biliary drainage. No similar cases have been reported previously.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal tuberculosis; Paradoxical reaction; Periportal lymphadenitis

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PMC2852721
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