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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Esophageal tuberculosis presenting as dysphagia: A rare case


1 Physician, Shree Krishna Hospital, Nanded, Maharashtra, India
2 Clinical Assistant, Shree Krishna Hospital, Nanded, Maharashtra, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Venkatramana K Sonkar
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.303050

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Tuberculosis of esophagus is rare, studies estimate that it constitutes about 0.3% of gastrointestinal TB cases and is usually secondary to tuberculosis focus elsewhere in the body, most commonly pulmonary tuberculosis. We report a case of tuberculosis of esophagus in a 50 year old male secondary to mediastinal lymph nodes for which we treated him conservatively with antitubercular drugs. The patient shows significant clinical improvement with decrease in dysphagia and odynophagia and weight gain as well as complete resolution of symptoms.


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