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All About Abdominal Tuberculosis

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Abdominal Tuberculosis is the tuberculosis of the digestive system and affects the abdominal cavity. The main reason this disease is caused is due to ingestion of the tuberculosis germs by consuming unpasteurized milk of an infected cow, which has tuberculosis. Usually the abdominal tuberculosis also occurs by the gradual spread of the tuberculosis bacillus to the intestines. It occurs from the lungs normally and through the blood stream.

All those who have a problem with their digestive system have such problems and when the abdominal cavity is involved, the condition becomes worse. The clinical signs of the tuberculosis are could be of many kinds. The most common symptom is a pain in the abdomen and a sudden loss of weight. Usually the patient has recurrent diarrhea and also a very low grade fever. It is accompanied by fever, cough, as well as an abdominal pain that is unbearable. Normally the doctor finds a lump in the abdomen and the lymph glands get enlarged too.

The diagnosis of the tuberculosis is done by isolating the tuberculosis germ from the entire digestive system. This is normally done either by a biopsy or with an endoscopy. There are other supportive tests that are usually done. This includes the Mantoux test and the abdominal x-rays and chest x-rays which confirm the presence of the tuberculosis within. The abdominal x-rays can be done with barium or without and the other scans include the CT scan and the ultrasound.

Abdominal tuberculosis could get complicated when the untreated tuberculosis could lead to obstruction of the intestine and this could result in an abscess or a fistula as well as perforation with the resultant condition being peritonitis.

It is ideal that this tuberculosis is treated immediately anti tuberculosis drugs for the initial two months and then there is a continual drug for the next seven months.

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