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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MAITA QUISPE, Freddy  and  VARGAS, Juliana. Abdominal tuberculosis as a cause of acute abdomen . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2021, vol.44, n.1, pp.96-98. ISSN 1012-2966.

Abdominal tuberculosis is an infrequent pathology, it presents with a nonspecific clinical picture and multiple differential diagnoses. It should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in places with a high prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis; otherwise, it may be delayed in time, conditioning a late diagnosis and treatment. Imaging studies in experienced hands can guide the diagnosis. The described article presents an infrequent and nonspecific picture of abdominal tuberculosis as a cause of acute abdomen

Keywords : acute abdomen; abdominal tuberculosis; extrapulmonary tuberculosis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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