Diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis in the acute abdomen.

@article{Burke2014DiagnosingAT,
  title={Diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis in the acute abdomen.},
  author={Kerry Anne Burke and Ashish Kumar Patel and Ajitha Jayaratnam and Kumaran Thiruppathy and Steven J Snooks},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          494-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite recent improvements in medical treatments, the incidence of abdominal tuberculosis (ATB) in the United Kingdom has increased over the past two decades. This case series examined the difficulties encountered in correctly diagnosing this infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study was undertaken, reviewing the records of 36 patients diagnosed with ATB from 2000 to 2012 at a district general hospital in outer East London. RESULTS The commonest presenting feature… CONTINUE READING
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