Atypical tuberculosis presenting with primary infertility and endometrial calcification

  • J Wanyoike-Gichuhi
  • R Parkar


Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. It remains a public health concern especially in developing country. Pulmonary infection is the main presentation. However, genitourinary TB is common especially with the increase in Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Genitourinary TB is one of the most common causes of extrapulmonary tuberculosis which affects 12% patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. It is common in women less than 40 years of age and rarely occurs in post-menopausal. Therefore it is more likely to affect women in reproductive years leading to infertility. Fallopian tube involvement in genital TB is at least 95-100% of cases and is mainly from haematological spread and this leads to infertility. This is a case of a woman who presented a diagnosis of primary infertility and tuberculous endometritis with endometrial calcification.

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