Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Imaging
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Aug 5, 2021
- Populations at risk include the homeless, immigrants, residents of long-term care facilities, prisoners, and the immunocompromised.
- The peritoneum and the ileocecal region are the most risked sites of infection and are included in the majority of cases through swallowing of infected sputum or by hematogenous spread from main pulmonary tuberculosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis is possible in less than half of patients.
- Patients usually show symptoms of abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, anorexia, change in bowel habits, vomiting, and nausea.
- The diagnosis is mostly delayed and is often made through a combination of radiologic, microbiologic, endoscopic, histologic, and molecular techniques.
- Antimicrobial treatment is similar to pulmonary tuberculosis. Surgery is occasionally required.