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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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (MTC): Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium bovis Mycobacterium microti Mycobacterium africanum Mycobacterium canettii General Characteristics: Nonmotile, nonsporing and noncapsulated bacillus arranged singly or in group Has a complex peptidoglycan arabinogalactan mycolate cell wall that is approximately 60% lipid, resulting in acid-fastness, poor Gram staining (weakly gram positive), and resistance to drying and many chemicals […]

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Miliary TB of lungs: Millet seeding

Miliary Tuberculosis: Short information

Chest X-ray of a 35 year male with Pulmonary Tuberculosis who is under Anti-tubercular Treatment CATEGORY II.He had pyopneumothorax on the right -side with collapsed lower lobe and Miliary seeding on the left lung. Chest drain was in-situ on Right-side. His Chest X- ray shows diffuse ” Millet seed” lesions on Left side typical of […]

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