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Title: Tuberculosis of the large bowel. Report of two cases.
Title Abreviation: Acta Chir Scand Date of Pub: 1984
Author: Knutson L; Arosenius KE;
Issue/Part/Supplement: 4 Volume Issue: 150 Pagination: 345-8
MESH Headings: Adult; Case Report; Cecum (RA); Colon (RA); Colonic Diseases (*DI/SU); Female; Human; Ileal Diseases (*DI/SU); Ileocecal Valve (*RA); Intestinal Obstruction (ET); Middle Age; Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal (*DI/SU); -AA-;
Journal Title Code: 0KA Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Date of Entry: 840727NEntry Month: 8410
Country: SWEDEN Index Priority: 2
Language: Eng Unique Identifier: 84252551
Unique Identifier: 84252551 ISSN: 0001-5482
Abstract: Two patients with primary tuberculosis of the ileocecal region and transverse colon were thought to be Crohn's disease or carcinoma of the colon. No pathognomonic symptoms or roentgenographic findings were present, and the diagnosis was made on the basis of histopathological features including the presence of alcohol/acid fast bacilli. In one case human tubercle bacilli were cultured. The involved bowel segments were resected and the patients received antituberculous chemotherapy postoperatively. Although tuberculosis of the colon is very rare it should however be considered in cases of vague bowel dysfunction.
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