Gastrointestinal tuberculosis: resurgence of an old pathogen.

  title={Gastrointestinal tuberculosis: resurgence of an old pathogen.},
  author={G S McGee and Lester F. Williams and Jerald Potts and S E Barnwell and John Sawyers},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={55 1},
Thirteen patients with gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GITB) were treated at our hospitals from 1977-1987. Ten of these patients were seen during the last four years. Three patients required operative intervention for management of complications of their disease. This review discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and operative management of GITB. The authors feel that the increasing prevalence of GITB noted in their institution is primarily the result of the growing prevalence of mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING
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