Abdominal tuberculosis in childhood: the clinical manifestations

J. Rivera Medina, M. Almendras, G. Devoto, E. Martinez, J. Gonzales, P. Alarcón, S. Muñoz

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The authors reviewed the histories of 133 patients with abdominal tuberculosis in Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (Children's Hospital), Lima, Perú, between 1989 and 1991. We found morbidity higher in scholars (67.4%). Weight lost were present in all cases and malaise in 95.3%, abdominal distension in 83.72% and abdominal pain in 79.06%. Anaemia in 76.06%, ratio albumin/globulin were altered in 74.41% leukocytosis in 67.44%. Evidence of tuberculosis on chest X-ray were detected only in 62.5%.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de gastroenterología del Perú : órgano oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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