The pattern of tuberculosis has changed and in recent years: extrapulmonary tuberculosis has become more common, especially in immune-compromised individuals. A case of primary intestinal tuberculosis in a patient with kidney transplant is reported. The patient presented with persistent fever and right-sided abdominal pain. Histopathology of colonic tissue showed granulomatous inflammation containing acid fast bacilli, and culture of the tissue grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clinical improvement occurred after institution of appropriate anti-tubercular treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- Gastrointestinal kidney
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