DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20175366

A case report on abdominal tuberculosis in a patient presenting with symptoms of anaemia

S. Hariharan

Abstract


Tuberculosis remains a major global health problem. It is estimated that about one-third of the current global population is infected asymptomatically with tuberculosis, of whom 5-10% will develop clinical disease during their lifetime. India has the highest TB burden in the world in terms of absolute number of incident cases that occur each year. It accounts for one-fourth of the estimated global incident TB cases in 2013. The estimated TB prevalence in India for 2015 is 2.5 million. Intestinal tuberculosis is one of the important manifestations of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. In this case study, a 27 year old male presented with complaints of excessive tiredness and lethargy suggestive of anaemia and was later diagnosed with Intestinal tuberculosis and treated for the same.


Keywords


Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, Anaemia, Intestinal tuberculosis, TB burden

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