Urology Annals

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107--111

Spectrum of tuberculosis in urology: Case series and review of the literature


Nirmal Kesavan Ponnayyan, Aravind Surendran Ganapath, Venugopal Ganapathy 
 Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aravind Surendran Ganapath
Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala
India

Urologists are confronted with various forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) having an atypical presentation. The disease presents late with complications and sequelae. Four cases of extrapulmonary TB who presented to the urology department are reported here. The cases reported are TB adrenalitis, tuberculous cystitis, renal TB, and TB prostatitis. The prsentation of these cases shows GUTB as being a great imitator of other diseases. So there is a need for a very high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and to avoid misdiagnosis to prevent the devastating sequelae like organ damage. Furthermore, there is a need to develop better diagnostic tools for TB. Multidrug chemotherapy and judicious use of surgery form the mainstay of management.


How to cite this article:
Ponnayyan NK, Ganapath AS, Ganapathy V. Spectrum of tuberculosis in urology: Case series and review of the literature.Urol Ann 2020;12:107-111


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Ponnayyan NK, Ganapath AS, Ganapathy V. Spectrum of tuberculosis in urology: Case series and review of the literature. Urol Ann [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];12:107-111
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