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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;66(6):345-9. doi: 10.4166/kjg.2015.66.6.345.

[Asymptomatic Synchronous Tuberculosis Involving Stomach and Small Bowel in Immunocompetent Patient].

[Article in Korean]

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1
Gunsan Medical Center, Gunsan, Korea.
2
Department of Internal Medicine and Digestive Disease Research Institute, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal tuberculosis that is not an unusual form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and it is usually associated with immunocompromised condition that may present with clinical symptoms including fever, weight loss or pain. Terminal ileum and cecum are the common sites of involvement, but involvement of the stomach is rare. Furthermore, synchronous tuberculosis involving both the stomach and lower gastrointestinal tract has been reported in very few cases. Herein, we report a case of incidentally detected synchronous tuberculosis involving both the stomach and terminal ileum that was successfully treated by antituberculosis therapy in an asymptomatic immunocompetent patient.

KEYWORDS:

Asymptomatic diseases; Intestines; Stomach; Tuberculosis

PMID:
26691192
DOI:
10.4166/kjg.2015.66.6.345
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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