PRIMARY APPENDICULAR TUBERCULOSIS: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Dr Ashish Gupta

Abstract


Tuberculosis(TB) is an infectious disease with high morbidity and mortality. Its incidence is on rise since the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus infection has increased. Ileocaecal tuberculosis is the commonest form of the gastrointestinal TB. Primary appendicular TB is a rare pathology. It is essentially a histopathological surprise. Subjecting every appendix for biopsy should help the treating physician to establish the diagnosis. The literature on appendicular TB is limited to few case reports. This article is intended to provide the etiopathogenesis, clinical features,diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity after reviewing the available literature.


Keywords


Appendix, tuberculosis, antitubercular treatment

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