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

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

Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Dr. Aravind Surendran Ganapath
Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_121_19

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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.

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