n South African Gastroenterology Review - Adult intussusception due to intestinal tuberculosis : a rare entity : case report
|Article Title||Adult intussusception due to intestinal tuberculosis : a rare entity : case report|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Author||J. Islam, V. Manchev, D. Mogabe and S.R. Thomson|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Pages||7 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Edendale Hospital and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal|
Intussusception is a rare occurrence in adults in comparison with the children. A demonstrable aetiology is found in most cases of adult intussusception. Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is common in developing countries especially in South Africa in the era of HIV/ AIDS, and many of them present with surgical abdomens, however abdominal tuberculosis causing intussusception is very rare even in South Africa. We present such a case of adult intussusception due to intestinal TB.
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