Diagnostic delay in a multi-organ tuberculosis immunocompetent patient: A case report

P. V. Kishore, Subish Palaian, Raju Paudel, Mukhyaprana Prabhu, Jef Van Den Ende

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A 67-year-old immunocompetent male presented with intermittent fever for 3 months associated with urinary incontinence, altered bowel habits and history of loss of appetite and weight. He was treated as having enteric fever at various clinics in the city by different physicians. On evaluation the patient was found to have disseminated tuberculosis with involvement of the lungs, eyes, testes, brain, bone, kidneys, liver, spleen and possibly the gastrointestinal tract. This paper reports a case of disseminated tuberculosis to many organs with significant diagnostic delay more than twelve decades after the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus by Robert Koch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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