Tuberculosis abdominal en la infancia: manifestaciones clíncas.

Translated title of the contribution: 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%.

Translated title of the contributionAbdominal tuberculosis in childhood: the clinical manifestations
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de gastroenterologia del Peru : organo oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterologia del Peru
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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