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
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