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(Intestinal tuberculosis)
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  • A case report of small bowel obstruction secondary to congenital peritoneal band in adult. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2016 Nov 18; 30:23-25
  • Abdelwahed Y, Saber R, … Ayoub Z
  • CONCLUSIONS: Congenital peritoneal bands are not frequently encountered in surgical practice and these bands are often difficult to classify and define. Diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction due to CPB must be included in the differential diagnosis in any patient with no history of abdominal surgery, trauma, clinical hernia, inflammatory bowel disease or peritoneal tuberculosis.Despite technological advances in radiology preoperative diagnosis remains difficult, however the diagnosis of SBO due to CPB must be considered in any patient with no history of abdominal surgery, Trauma or clinical hernia consulting for occlusive syndrome. The laparoscopic approach should be intended initially for its feasibility and benefits.
  • Endoscopic and clinical responses to anti-tubercular therapy can differentiate intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease. [Journal Article]
  • APAliment Pharmacol Ther 2017; 45(1):27-36
  • Pratap Mouli V, Munot K, … Ahuja V
  • CONCLUSIONS: Disproportionately lower mucosal healing rate despite an overall symptom response with 6 months of anti-tubercular therapy in patients with Crohn's disease suggests a need for repeat colonoscopy for diagnosing Crohn's disease. Patients with intestinal tuberculosis showing significant symptomatic response after 2-3 months of anti-tubercular therapy, suggest that symptom persistence after a therapeutic trial of 3 months of anti-tubercular therapy may indicate the diagnosis of Crohn's disease.
  • Six-month therapy for abdominal tuberculosis. [Review]
  • CDCochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 Nov 01; 11:CD012163
  • Jullien S, Jain S, … Ahuja V
  • CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence to suggest that six-month treatment regimens are inadequate for treating people that have intestinal and peritoneal TB, but numbers are small. We did not find any incremental benefits of nine-month regimens regarding relapse at the end of follow-up, or clinical cure at the end of therapy, but our confidence in the relapse estimate is very low because of size of the trials. Further research is required to make confident conclusions regarding the safety of six-month treatment for people with abdominal TB. Larger studies that include HIV-positive people, with long follow-up for detecting relapse with reliability, would help improve our knowledge around this therapeutic question.
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