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A rare cause of faecal peritonitis: jejunal perforation in a patient undergoing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis

Authors
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
2012
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjs014
Keywords
  • 0160
  • 040
  • Case Reports
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but well-documented cause of faecal peritonitis, occasionally occurring in cases where the diagnosis has been delayed, thus resulting in progressive disease. Frequently occurring in the ileo-caecal region, it requires commencement of anti-tubercular regimen and can necessitate surgical intervention. We present a rare case of faecal peritonitis in a young immuno-competent patient with a perforated jejunal stricture, despite triple therapy for known pulmonary TB.

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