Stomach
Infections
Tuberculosis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 December 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: stomach tuberculosis
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Definition / general
  • Present in stomach in 0.6% with obvious pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Predisposing factors: malnourishment, alcoholism, immunosuppression
  • Multiple erosions and ulcers, gastric wall thickened, fistulas may occur
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Caseating granulomas