Extrapulmonary tb

Medicine

Diagnosing Abdominal Tuberculosis: Current recommendations

  Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is a collective term that includes TB of the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneum, omentum, mesentery and its lymph nodes and other abdominal organs such as liver, spleen and pancreas. Its presentation has dramatically changed with increasing incidence of HIV coexistence, making the diagnosis in HIV infected persons quite challenging. Also, abdominal tuberculosis […]

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Microbiology

Diagnosis of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: Need of the hour

The burden of tuberculosis (TB) in India is the largest in the world with around 23% of the global 9.6 million affected people in 2014.While pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is the most common presentation, extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) accounts for a significant proportion of tuberculosis cases worldwide. In India, 10-15% of cases in immunocompetent individuals are EPTB, […]

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