Tuberculosis: a rare entity of anal disease

Ho, Hui Lian and Hud Zin and Firdaus Hayati and Nornazirah Azizan and Khasnizal Abd Karim (2017) Tuberculosis: a rare entity of anal disease. International Journal of Healthcare Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 744-746.


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"Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious granulomatous disease in Malaysia, especially Sabah. Anal TB is extremely rare, approximately less than 1% of the cases. It can present as fistula-in-ano, ulcer, stricture, and even mass. The diagnosis can be established via bacteriological, histopathological and molecular methods; even Mantoux test, chest radiography and ESR occasionally are not helpful. Anti-TB medication is the primary line of treatment as surgery alone is inadequate. We present a case of anal TB presented with nodular mass with ulcerated surface mimicking malignancy, our management strategies and review of the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extra-pulmonary, anal tuberculosis, anal mass, ulcerated mass.
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Depositing User: NORAINI LABUK -
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 15:01

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