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Abstract - Dilemma Continues-Abdominal Tuberculosis or Abdominal Lymphoma
Ajaz Koul, Aadil Rafeeq Rather, Basharat Ahmad Kasana

Dilemma Continues – Abdominal Tuberculosis or Abdomininal Lymphoma

Ajaz Nabi Koul, Aadil Rafeeq Rather, Basharat Ah. Kasana

Department of Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Sheri-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar J&K, India


Tuberculosis is a disease that has long been there since ages and is a threat as it was. Abdominal tuberculosis is espacially common in endemic regions and with its varying and non-specific presentation may mimic a variety of disorders ranging from benign to malignant. It has a concealing effect as well and tends to mask diseases that are of entirely different character. All of this creates a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician. we present a similar case which was as non-specific as it could be. We presented here a patient who after undergoing more than 3 colonoscopies, being labelled lymphoma twice, registered for chemotherapy and most of the conventional tubercular markers being negative, still turned out to be a case of abdominal tuberculosis. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2017; 7(3):157-160

Keywords: tuberculosis, lymphoma, colonoscopy, histopathology

Volume 07, Number 03 (2017)