- Intestinal helminth co-infection and associated factors among tuberculosis patients in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. [Journal Article]
- BIBMC Infect Dis 2017 Jan 13; 17(1):68
- CONCLUSIONS: The infection rate by intestinal helminths was 24.4%. Ascaris lumbricoides was the most prevalent helminth. Residence, habit of washing vegetables/fruits before use and body-mass index were associated factors with intestinal helminthiasis. Therefore health care providers should screen and treat TB patients for intestinal helminthiasis in order to ensure good prognosis.
- Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis. [Journal Article]
- MSMicrobiol Spectr 2016; 4(6)
- Gastrointestinal tuberculosis (TB) is a fascinating disease which can be observed both in the clinical context of active pulmonary disease and as a primary infection with no pulmonary involvement. It...
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis (TB) is a fascinating disease which can be observed both in the clinical context of active pulmonary disease and as a primary infection with no pulmonary involvement. It represents a significant clinical challenge because of the resurgence of TB as well as the diagnostic challenges it poses. A high clinical suspicion remains the most powerful tool in an era of medicine when reliance on diagnostic technology increases. Antimicrobial therapy is the mainstay of therapy, but surgical and endoscopic interventions are frequently required for intestinal TB. Gastrointestinal TB is truly the "great mimic" and continues to require the astute clinical acumen of skillful clinicians to diagnose and treat.
- Newly recognized cerebral infarctions on postmortem imaging: a report of three cases with systemic infectious disease. [Journal Article]
- BMBMC Med Imaging 2017 Jan 10; 17(1):4
- CONCLUSIONS: Cerebral infarction that is newly recognized on PMI might suggest the presence of severe systemic infection.
- Diagnostic yield of nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients booked for endoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka. [Journal Article]
- BRBMC Res Notes 2017 Jan 07; 10(1):27
- CONCLUSIONS: The results have shown that NTM and MTB are present in the intestines of the patients booked for colonoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, but their presence is not related to presenting symptoms. Given that this may be an indicator of a bigger burden of NTM in this population, there is a need to explore this burden and the contribution it could have on abdominal disease in general as well as examine potential factors that might be important predictors.
- Predictive Model for Differentiating Crohn's Disease and Intestinal Tuberculosis: The Story Is Incomplete Without Imaging. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Gastroenterol 2017; 112(1):188-189
- Meta-Analytic Bayesian Model For Differentiating Intestinal Tuberculosis from Crohn's Disease. [Review]
- AJAm J Gastroenterol 2017 Jan 03
- CONCLUSIONS: A Bayesian model based on the meta-analytic results is presented to estimate the probability of ITB and CD calibrated to local prevalence. This model can be applied to patients using a publicly available web application.Am J Gastroenterol advance online publication, 3 January 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2016.529.
- Clinico-Pathological Profile and Surgical Outcome of Patients of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Undergoing Laparotomy. [Journal Article]
- CChirurgia (Bucur) 2016 Nov-Dec; 111(6):487-492
- CONCLUSIONS: Inspite of specific antituberculous drugs and vast measures against the disease, including chemoprophylaxis and pasteurisation abdominal tuberculosis remains a fairly common disease even today. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis has an indolent course and the common mode of presentation is usually sub acute or chronic. Prompt surgical exploration, vigilant postoperative care and administration of ATD helped to treat the patients successfully with their complete cure and rehabilitation.
- Tuberculosis in slaughtered cattle and workers in some abattoirs of Baghdad governorate. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Mycobacteriol 2016; 5 Suppl 1:S250-S251
- CONCLUSIONS: The main conclusion of this study is that two workers were infected with cattle's strain which confirms the role of slaughtered cattle in the transmission of this dangerous, chronic, and zoonotic disease to man.
- Intestinal perforation due to paradoxical reaction during treatment for miliary tuberculosis. [Journal Article]
- RCRespirol Case Rep 2016; 4(6):e00196
- A 61-year-old man was being treated for poor nutritional status. He had been on weekly methotrexate 6 mg and daily tacrolimus 1 mg and prednisolone 18 mg for 8 years due to dermatomyositis. On furthe...
A 61-year-old man was being treated for poor nutritional status. He had been on weekly methotrexate 6 mg and daily tacrolimus 1 mg and prednisolone 18 mg for 8 years due to dermatomyositis. On further workup, he was initially detected to have ileocecal ulcer with subsequent development of diffuse miliary shadows on chest radiograph. He was diagnosed as having ileocecal with miliary tuberculosis (TB). While receiving anti-tuberculous therapy, there was initial improvement of TB-related symptoms and he had no conditions that interfered with the efficiency of the anti-tuberculous therapy. However, he developed intestinal perforation. Emergency surgery for resection of the ileocecal ulcer and ileocolostomy led to improvement and he was finally discharged. Recently, cases of intestinal TB have been rare and perforation due to TB is extraordinary. In this case, paradoxical reaction and poor nutritional status may have contributed to the intestinal perforation.
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- Endoscopic Treatment of Intussusception due to Intestinal Tuberculosis. [Journal Article]
- CEClin Endosc 2016 Dec 27
- Traditionally, adult intussusception has required a bowel resection because of the malignancy risk. A patient with anorexia, weight loss, and abdominal pain visited our clinic. A physical exam and im...
Traditionally, adult intussusception has required a bowel resection because of the malignancy risk. A patient with anorexia, weight loss, and abdominal pain visited our clinic. A physical exam and imaging study revealed no acute peritoneal signs. A colonoscopy for biopsy and bowel reduction was attempted. The tissue sample was consistent with intestinal tuberculosis. We report intestinal tuberculosis complicating intussusception which was treated without surgical intervention.