Disseminated tuberculosis presenting as mesenteric and cerebral abscess in HIV infection

Case report

Vinay Pandit, Rohith Valsalan, Shubha Seshadri, Shibu Bahuleyan

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Abstract

Disseminated tuberculosis in HIV infection involves multiple organs. Pulmonary and lymph node involvement are the commonest form of tuberculosis in HIV infection [1, 2]. Other forms of tuberculosis in the absence of lung and lymph node involvement are rare. Various forms of abdominal [3, 4] and neurological [5, 6] tubercular involvement in HIV infection have been reported. But tuberculosis presenting simultaneously with mesenteric and brain abscess has not been reported yet. We report a case of disseminated tuberculosis presenting as mesenteric and cerebral abscess in a HIV case without involving lung and lymph nodes. Bone marrow smears and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from mesenteric lesion were positive for acid fast bacilli (AFB) and the diagnosis of tuberculosis was confirmed by positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR). He responded well to treatment with anti tubercular drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009

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Brain Abscess
HIV Infections
Tuberculosis
Lymph Nodes
Lung
Fine Needle Biopsy
Bacillus
Cell Biology
HIV-1
Bone Marrow
HIV
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Acids
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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In: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.01.2009, p. 383-386.

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