Pediatric gastrointestinal tuberculosis with hematochezia and polyarthritis: An unusual presentation

  • Suraiya Begum Department of Paediatrics, BSMMU
  • Kanij Fatema Division of Paediatric Neurology, BSMMU
  • Shahana Akhter Rahman Department of Paediatrics, BSMMU
Keywords: Gastrointestinal tuberculosis, Hematochezia, Pediatric, Polyarthritis

Abstract

Tuberculosis may present with variable symptoms and signs, sometimes presentations are unusual. An eight year old boy was admitted with the complaints of low grade fever, weight loss, abdominal pain, hematochezia and polyarthritis. Colonic biopsy was suggestive of tuberculosis and Gene-Xpart of sputum showed of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. We are reporting a case presented with hematochezia and poloyarthritis, an unusual presentation who was subsequently diagnosed as a case of multi drug resistant intestinal tuberculosis.

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2016-07-26
How to Cite
Begum, S., Fatema, K., & Rahman, S. (2016). Pediatric gastrointestinal tuberculosis with hematochezia and polyarthritis: An unusual presentation. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 8(1), 71-73. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v8i1.28925
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Case Reports