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Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report

Oseiwe Benjamin Eromosele, Adedayo Adeboye, Abdul-Kareem Opeoluwa Lukan, Habeeb Olawale Sanni, Ademola Adedamola Ajibade.

Abstract
Background:
Miliary tuberculosis (MTB) is a type of disseminated and active tuberculosis that presents with radiopathologic signs of tuberculous micronodules and microbiologic evidence from detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or other Mycobacterium strains in PCR or culture.
Case Presentation:
A 21-year-old student presented with weight loss, fever, cough of yellow sputum without hemoptysis, and anorexia of 5 weeks. 7 weeks before presentation, she had an appendectomy because of acute appendicitis. Following surgery, there was the resolution of symptoms of acute appendicitis. Histopathologic report of the resected appendix showed foci of caseating granulomas. She was immediately commenced on a fixed drug combination of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol for treatment of military tuberculosis and showed clinical and radiologic improvement.
Conclusion:
Miliary tuberculosis following an appendectomy can be due to the dissemination of tuberculous foci from the appendix during surgery and surgical stress.

Key words: Tuberculosis, Appendectomy


 
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Eromosele OB, Adeboye A, Lukan AO, Sanni HO, Ajibade AA. Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(9): 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325


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Eromosele OB, Adeboye A, Lukan AO, Sanni HO, Ajibade AA. Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=83130 [Access: December 15, 2023]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Eromosele OB, Adeboye A, Lukan AO, Sanni HO, Ajibade AA. Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(9): 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Eromosele OB, Adeboye A, Lukan AO, Sanni HO, Ajibade AA. Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited December 15, 2023]; 6(9): 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



Harvard Style

Eromosele, O. B., Adeboye, . A., Lukan, . A. O., Sanni, . H. O. & Ajibade, . A. A. (2022) Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (9), 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



Turabian Style

Eromosele, Oseiwe Benjamin, Adedayo Adeboye, Abdul-Kareem Opeoluwa Lukan, Habeeb Olawale Sanni, and Ademola Adedamola Ajibade. 2022. Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (9), 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



Chicago Style

Eromosele, Oseiwe Benjamin, Adedayo Adeboye, Abdul-Kareem Opeoluwa Lukan, Habeeb Olawale Sanni, and Ademola Adedamola Ajibade. "Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Eromosele, Oseiwe Benjamin, Adedayo Adeboye, Abdul-Kareem Opeoluwa Lukan, Habeeb Olawale Sanni, and Ademola Adedamola Ajibade. "Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.9 (2022), 53-54. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Eromosele, O. B., Adeboye, . A., Lukan, . A. O., Sanni, . H. O. & Ajibade, . A. A. (2022) Miliary Tuberculosis Following an Appendectomy, a Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (9), 53-54. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1621701325