The gastrointestinal tract is reported to be the sixth most common extrapulmonary site of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and chest X-ray shows concomitant lesions in 25-30% of cases. Any location from mouth to anus can be involved, but the ileocecal area is the most typical site of gastrointestinal tuberculosis, while tuberculous peritonitis is relatively rare.
We describe a case of gastrointestinal and peritoneal tuberculosis in a man coming from Ghana.
To cite this article
Strongyloides stercoralis and peritoneal tuberculosis in a migrant from Ghana
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2015; 1 (4): e191
Published online: 23 Dec 2015