Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 287-288

Tuberculous appendicitis


Department of General Surgery, Mohammed VI Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Khalid Rabbani
121 rue IBN Khaldoun, Lakssour Marrakesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.82587

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Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is quite rare, representing only 3% of all extrapulmonary cases. Involvement of the appendix is rare, only occurring in about 1% of cases. It is usually secondary to tuberculosis elsewhere in the abdomen. A prompt diagnosis depends on a high index of suspicion as clinical signs may be nonspecific and microbiological confirmation is difficult. Histopathologic examination is often the only way to reach a diagnosis and to establish specific antibiotic therapy. In these cases, due to the absence of specific symptoms and signs, the diagnosis is delayed until after surgery.


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