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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-61

A case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis presenting as multiple pleural nodules and esophageal ulcer


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, Kerala, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jesin Kumar Chakkamadathil
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Karuna Medical College, Vilayodi, Chittur, Palakkad - 678 103, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_7_21

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Tuberculosis (TB) can affect various organs besides the lungs. Among the extrapulmonary sites, pleura and gastrointestinal tract are the second- and sixth-most common sites, respectively. Pleural involvement usually occurs in the form of pleural effusion, and the sites most commonly involved in gastrointestinal TB are the peritoneum and ileocecal area. Here we present an interesting case of a 23-year-old female who presented to the gastroenterologist with symptoms of dysphagia, regurgitation of food, and weight loss. Esophagogastro duodenoscopy showed an esophageal ulcer which was confirmed to be due to TB. Incidentally, this patient also had multiple pleural nodules due to TB. This case is unique since there is a simultaneous occurrence of two different sites of occurrence of extrapulmonary TB.


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