Abdominal tuberculosis in a 3-year-old child

Şenayli A. , Sezer T., Göl I. H. , Biçakçi Ü.

Marmara Medical Journal, vol.22, no.3, pp.233-236, 2009 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : Marmara Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-236
  • Keywords: Abdominal, Children, Extrapulmonary, Tuberculosis


We report the first case of abdominal tuberculosis in our region, deciding to share our experience in the diagnosis and treatment. In our report, we discussed the diagnostic and treatment criteria of the abdominal tuberculosis case. A multiple drug regimen might be useful for abdominal tuberculosis and at least 9 months of follow-up is needed. In the light of the literature, we found out that laboratory and radiological examinations might have been confusing and the real diagnosis could be reached through explorative laparotomy or laparoscopy.