Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Jejunal Perforation-An Uncommon Complication of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis


Erick Imbertson and Mark Bookspan

One third of the world’s human population has been infected with Tuberculosis (TB), the prevalence being the highest in developing countries. With world travel becoming increasingly more common, disease can readily spread from endemic areas to areas not otherwise affected. TB is thought of as a pulmonary disease but, in fact, it can affect the entire organism. We present an unusual case of an intestinal perforation due to abdominal tuberculosis.


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