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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2013 Jul;23(7):509-11. doi: 07.2013/JCPSP.509511.

Abdominal tuberculosis with massive jejunal haemorrhage.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. rehman.alvi@aku.edu


Jejunum is a rare site of involvement in intestinal tuberculosis (TB) and massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage is an even rare reported condition. The authors report a 15-year-old female student, who presented with fever, anaemia, hypoalbunemia and developed massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage during hospital stay. The diagnosis of abdominal TB was established on tissue biopsy; tissue culture was positive for Mycobacterium TB. Optimal outcome was achieved with aggressive resuscitation, repeated mesenteric angio-embolization and anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.

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