Intestinal tuberculosis: return of an old disease

@article{Horvath1998IntestinalTR,
  title={Intestinal tuberculosis: return of an old disease},
  author={Karen D. Horvath and Richard Larry Whelan},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1998},
  volume={93},
  pages={692-696}
}
Objective:Tuberculosis (TB) can no longer be considered a rare disease in the United States due, in part, to the AIDS epidemic. Because the signs and symptoms of intestinal TB are nonspecific, a high index of suspicion must be maintained to ensure a timely diagnosis. The aim of this article is to review the history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of TB.Methods:This review is based on an examination of the world literature.Results:In only 20% of TB patients is there associated… CONTINUE READING
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