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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-26

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis at an unusual site

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Samitha Nair
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.134460

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Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem. One-third of the cases diagnosed with tuberculosis have extrapulmonary disease. Here, we report a rare presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis involving the spleen. This isolate was a sensitive one and hence the patient responded to the standard regime. Traditional methods of diagnosis are time-consuming but accurate and should be mandatorily followed by drug susceptibility testing to rule out multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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