Multiple jejunoileal perforations because of intestinal involvement of miliary tuberculosis in an infant


ACER T., KARNAK İ. , EKİNCİ S. , TALİM B. , KIPER N., Senocak M. E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.43, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Infants are more susceptible to tuberculous bacilli and may develop severe extrapulmonary and miliary forms of the disease. However, miliary tuberculosis (MT) presenting with multiple intestinal perforations as an initial manifestation of the disease is extremely rare in children. The authors describe an infant who underwent emergency laparotomy because of jejunoileal perforations secondary to intestinal involvement of MT to emphasize the characteristics of the abdominal disease and the importance of controlling systemic disease to achieve a favorable outcome. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.