Diagnostic Delay in A Multi-Organ Tuberculosis Immunotompetent Patient: A Case Report

Kishore, PV and Palaian, Subish and Paudel, Raju and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana and Ende, Jef Van Den (2007) Diagnostic Delay in A Multi-Organ Tuberculosis Immunotompetent Patient: A Case Report. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 38 (3).

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Abstract

A 67 year old immunocompetent male presented with intermittent fever for 3 months associated with urinary incontinence, altered bowel habits and history of loss of appetite and weight. He was treated as having enteric fever at various clinics in the city by different physicians. On evaluation the patient was found to have disseminated tuberculosis with involvement of the lungs, eyes, testes, brain, bone, kidneys, liver, spleen and possibly the gastrointestinal tract. This paper reports a case of disseminated tuberculosis to many organs with significant diagnostic delay more than twelve decades after the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus by Robert Koch.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 07:04
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2011 07:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1614

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