Published: 2017-01-02

Exotic associations and presentations of an age old disease: spectrum of tuberculosis in a developing country

Sujata Jetley, Zeeba S. Jairajpuri, Mukta Pujani, Sabina Khan


Background:To create an awareness of the associations of tuberculosis with various other infections and its atypical clinical manifestations is important especially in regions where tuberculosis continues to be a major public health problem.

Methods: This was an observational study of tubercular cases received in the Department of Pathology during the period January 2014 to January 2015.

Results: A case series of exotic associations of tuberculosis, along with two cases at unusual sites, not suspected clinically, subsequently diagnosed by pathological examination and ancillary techniques.

Conclusions: Tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially in the developing world. This series of cases goes to demonstrate the seemingly endless forms and presentations of this age-old disease and the importance of timely diagnosis and specific treatment.


Tuberculosis, Associations, Presentation, Developing country

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