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Indian J Pediatr. 2004 May;71(5):457-8.

Esophageal tuberculosis.

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Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India.


Esophageal tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity even in adults. Esophageal tuberculosis, can be either primary or secondary, the former is less common as compared to the latter. The authors present a 14-year-old boy, who presented with vomiting, cough, low-grade fever and anorexia for two months. He had a positive mantoux with history of contact to Tuberculosis. Upper GI scopy revealed an irregular ulcer in the mid esophagus and the biopsy was suggestive of tuberculosis. The CT scan of the chest showed consolidation left lower lobe with hilar and mediastinal adenopathy. He responded well to ATT.

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