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GOMEZ-ZULETA, Martín Alonso; VIVEROS-CARRENO, David  and  CANON, Diana Pilar. Intestinal tuberculosis: case report and review of the literature. Infect. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.178-179. ISSN 0123-9392.

Tuberculosis is still an endemic disease and remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Colombia and in too many developing countries. The gastrointestinal tract is the sixth commonest extrapulmonary site to be affected. Manifestations are non-specific and mimic many conditions, what makes really hard to get an accurate diagnosis. We, herein, report two cases of intestinal tuberculosis diagnosed and treated in our service, the main clinical and laboratory findings are shown. We also present a review of the literature regarding this interesting disease.

Keywords : Intestinal tuberculosis; Fistulae; Colitis.

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