A Case of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Two-Ways

Authors

  • Joseph Cherabie
  • Nicolas Ojile
  • Thomas A. Moore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/kjm.v12i1.11705

Keywords:

tuberculous, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, encephalitis

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a widespread epidemic. The World Health
Organization estimated 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis in 2016,
with 490,000 new cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB.1 The
primary presentation of TB is pulmonary. However, in the United
States in 2014, 21% of TB cases were extrapulmonary with the most
common sites in descending order of incidence being TB lymphadenitis
(38.2%), pleural (16.3%), bone and/or joint (10.4%), peritoneal
(5.7%), genitourinary (5%), meningeal (4.5%), and laryngeal (0.2%).2

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Published

2019-02-01

How to Cite

Cherabie, J., Ojile, N., & Moore, T. A. (2019). A Case of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Two-Ways. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 12(1), 20–21. https://doi.org/10.17161/kjm.v12i1.11705

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Case Reports