Abdominal tuberculosis.

@article{Sharma2004AbdominalT,
  title={Abdominal tuberculosis.},
  author={Minakshi Sharma and Vikram Bhatia},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2004},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={
          305-15
        }
}
Tuberculosis can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract and is the sixth most frequent site of extrapulmonary involvement. Both the incidence and severity of abdominal tuberculosis are expected to increase with increasing incidence of HIV infection. Tuberculosis bacteria reach the gastrointestinal tract via haematogenous spread, ingestion of infected sputum, or direct spread from infected contiguous lymph nodes and fallopian tubes. The gross pathology is characterized by transverse… CONTINUE READING

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