Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2004 Mar;7(1):102-107.

A Case of Intestinal Tuberculosis Complicated with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a Young Adolescent with Cerebral Palsy

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Eulji University, Seoul, Korea. baedori@hanafos.com

Abstract

About 20% of intestinal tuberculosis have active pulmonary tuberculosis. Intestinal tuberculosis can develop by swallowing sputum which have active pulmonary tuberculosis and by ingestion of contagious milk. We report a case of intestinal tuberculosis complicated with pulmonary tuberculosis in a 15-year old adolescent who could not cough out sputum because of known cerebral palsy. He was admitted because of 3 day history of fever and bloody stool. Chest PA showed both upper lobe consolidation. AFB stain and AFB PCR was positive for tuberculosis. Colon study showed abscence of haustral marking and lead pipe appearance due to stenosis of ascending colon and mucosal edema. Abdominal CT scan showed mild wall thickening in ascending colon. Despite the anti-tuberculosis therapy with first line drugs, fever accompanying pleural effusion developed. Second line drug with Isoniazid and Rifampin improved clinical manifestation. After the report on sensitivity, we readjusted the regimen, and clinical manifestations improved gradually.

Keyword

Intestinal tuberculosis; Pulmonary tuberculosis; Cerebral palsy; Adolescent

MeSH Terms

Adolescent*
Cerebral Palsy*
Colon
Colon, Ascending
Constriction, Pathologic
Cough
Deglutition
Eating
Edema
Fever
Humans
Isoniazid
Milk
Pleural Effusion
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Rifampin
Sputum
Thorax
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary*
Isoniazid
Rifampin
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