Primary Tuberculosis of the Appendix: A Rare Cause of a Common Disease

  • BJ Sharath Chandra
  • TU Girish
  • PB Thrishuli
  • HG Vinay
Keywords: Appendix, granuloma, tuberculosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis is still a common infection in India. Although the ileocecal region is the most affected part in intestinal tuberculosis, acute tuberculous appendicitis is quite a rare entity. Our case report highlights a rare presentation of tuberculosis and a brief review of literature.

Key words: Appendix, granuloma, tuberculosis

Published
2013-10-10
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2006-8808
print ISSN: 2006-8808