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AIDS Diagnosed in the Course of Managing Duodenal Fistula Caused by Tuberculosis: A Case Report
Hyun Keun Kim, M.D., Soon Uk Choi, M.D., Ju Young Ahn, M.D. Sang Jun Park, M.D. Youn Kwon Kim, M.D., Soyon Kim, M.D. and Jae Hyun Cho, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Vol.41 Num.6 (p366~370)
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, such as intestinal tuberculosis, has become more common with the increase in human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal tuberculosis are often delayed because the symptoms are nonspecific and diverse. We experienced a case of AIDS with intestinal tuberculosis that manifested as a duodenal fistula. The presence of AIDS should be suspected in patients who have extrapulmonary tuberculosis with atypical presentations.
Keywords : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal, Intestinal fistula