Internal Medicine (East Africa)
Background: Intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) constitutes less than 5% of overall cases of extrapulmonary disease and mostly affects the ileocecal region. The presentation and radiologic findings in enteric tuberculosis can mimic Crohn’s disease (CD).
Case Pre- sentation: We present a case report of an African woman who presented to a Kenyan hospital with lower gastrointestinal bleeding while on anticoagulation for valvular atrial fibrillation, and was diagnosed with intestinal tuberculosis after colonoscopy, biopsy, and positive staining for tuberculous bacilli.
Conclusion: Intestinal tuberculosis causing gastrointestinal bleeding is rare but should be suspected in patients living in TB endemic regions.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
(2022). Intestinal Tuberculosis Presenting with Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patient on Warfarin Therapy. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 1-5.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/eastafrica_fhs_mc_intern_med/277
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