Onset of tuberculosis after intestinal bypass surgery for obesity. Guidelines for evaluation, drug prophylaxis, and treatment.


The association of tuberculosis after gastrectomy is well documented. Two case reports of tuberculosis developing after jejunoileal bypass for massive obesity are presented, with a review of five previously reported cases. Four of the seven reported patients had tuberculosis infection at extrapulmonary sites. Initial symptoms included fever and acceleration… (More)


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