tuberculous enteritis

tu·ber·cu·lous en·ter·i·tis

enteric tuberculosis may be caused by bovine tuberculosis contracted through drinking unpasteurized milk or swallowing tubercle bacilli expectorated from cavitary lesions in the lung; may occur in the absence of obvious pulmonary t.

tu·ber·cu·lous en·ter·i·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs en'tĕr-ī'tis)
Enteric tuberculosis that may occur in the absence of obvious pulmonary tuberculosis; may be caused by bovine tuberculosis contracted through consumption of unpasteurized milk or ingestion of tubercle bacilli expectorated from cavitary lesions in the lung.
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Small bowel ulcers and strictures in children are commonly caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-associated enteritis, cytomegalovirus-related gastrointestinal (GI) disease, tuberculous enteritis, and intestinal lymphoma.
Tuberculous enteritis had been mostly eradicated in the United States due to improved standard of living, pasteurization of milk, control of bovine tuberculosis, and introduction of antitubercular therapy [4].
The most common complication of tuberculous enteritis is obstruction which may be acute in onset but more frequently presents as partial obstruction.
Diagnosing tuberculous enteritis early is difficult because of the myriad of ways it can present.
Tuberculous enteritis was the commonest etiology (n=41; 43.1%) in cases of intestinal obstruction followed by malignant tumours (n=30; 31.5%).
KEY WORDS: Intestinal resection, Tuberculous enteritis, Perforation, Polyps.