[A case of intestinal tuberculosis presenting massive hematochezia controlled by endoscopic coagulation therapy].

Journal Article (English Abstract;Journal Article)

The clinical manifestations of intestinal tuberculosis are non-specific. But, abdominal pain, low grade fever, weight loss, anorexia, and diarrhea are major symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis. Massive bleeding has been reported as a rare manifestation of intestinal tuberculosis. Massive hematochezia from intestinal tuberculosis has rarely been reported in the medical literature. Also, most of them were treated with anti-tuberculosis medication only or with surgery. We treated a case of intestinal tuberculosis presenting massive hematochezia with colonoscopic coagulation therapy and anti-tuberculosis medication. Here, we report a Korean man who presented with massive hematochezia from ileal tuberculosis and treated by endoscopic coagulation therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Park, JK; Lee, SH; Kim, SG; Kim, HY; Lee, JH; Shim, JH; Kim, JS; Jung, HC; Song, IS

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 60 - 63

PubMed ID

  • 15665569

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1598-9992

Language

  • kor

Conference Location

  • Korea (South)