Pancreatic tuberculosis: A frequently fatal but potentially curable disease

Ari Ezratty, Vivek Gumaste, Esther Rose, David B. Sachar

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Abstract

A 40-year-old man with prolonged constitutional symptoms and clinical evidence of pancreatitis and biliary tract obstruction underwent exploratory laparotomy. Intraoperative liver and pancreatic biopsies revealed acid-fast bacilli. Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsequently grew from both sputum and urine cultures. The patient responded well to antituberculosis therapy, although 8 months later, he returned with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and died of large cell lymphoma 1.5 years later. A review of the literature showed that most similar cases of pancreatic tuberculosis were diagnosed only at postmortem examination. A high index of suspicion and attention to special stains are warranted for diagnosis of this frequently fatal, but potentially curable, disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Biliary Tract
Sputum
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Pancreatitis
Laparotomy
Bacillus
Autopsy
Lymphoma
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Tuberculosis
Coloring Agents
Urine
Biopsy
Acids
Liver
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Pancreatic tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Ezratty, A., Gumaste, V., Rose, E., & Sachar, D. B. (1990). Pancreatic tuberculosis: A frequently fatal but potentially curable disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 12(1), 74-77.

Pancreatic tuberculosis : A frequently fatal but potentially curable disease. / Ezratty, Ari; Gumaste, Vivek; Rose, Esther; Sachar, David B.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1990, p. 74-77.

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Ezratty, A, Gumaste, V, Rose, E & Sachar, DB 1990, 'Pancreatic tuberculosis: A frequently fatal but potentially curable disease', Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 74-77.
Ezratty, Ari ; Gumaste, Vivek ; Rose, Esther ; Sachar, David B. / Pancreatic tuberculosis : A frequently fatal but potentially curable disease. In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 1990 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 74-77.
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