Risk Factors and Diagnositic Challenges of Abdominal Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Diri, Robert, Ogbodede and Amadi, Ekechi, Stella and Agbarakwe,, Blessing and Amaewhule, Mary, Nneda and Aprioku,, Esther and Nonju,, Tamunobarabiye and Nwamadi, Christian, Chisom and Rotifa,, Oluwafemi and Wakama,, Rita (2022) Risk Factors and Diagnositic Challenges of Abdominal Tuberculosis: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health. pp. 8-14.

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This is a case of a 30 year old female who presented with a 4 month history of progressive abdominal swelling and mild abdominal discomfort. She had a past history of poorly treated pulmonary tuberculosis however during current symptoms the usual screening tests for tuberculosis such as the gene-xpert test, chest radiograph and acid-alcohol fast bacilli smear and culture were negative creating a diagnostic challenge and considerations for alternative diagnosis to abdominal tuberculosis. Other supportive evidence and risk factors for abdominal tuberculosis were sought for. The treatment was initiated when other likely diagnoses were excluded. Patient made remarkable improvement after starting anti-Koch’s therapy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Science Repository > Medical Science
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2022 04:22
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 04:26
URI: http://research.manuscritpub.com/id/eprint/52

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