Isolated gastric tuberculosis

Kakar, Arun; Arayna, R.C. and Nair, S.K. (1979) Isolated gastric tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 26 (4). pp. 204-206.

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Gastric tuberculosis is a rare condition. The reported incidence is 0.02-0.5% of cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. The rarity of gastric involvement is due to the bactericidal property of gastric acid and paucity of lymphoid follicles in the stomach. This is suggested by its more frequent association with pernicious anaemia and chronic gastritis. The lesion is located in the pyloric antrum in 80% of cases and symptoms resemble those of gastric carcinoma or pyloric stenosis. Two cases treated during the last ten years have been reported. The difficulty of preoperative diagnosis has been emphasised and literature reviewed

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gastric Tuberculosis, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Case Reports
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Incidence
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:2114
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:07 May 2007

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