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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-62

Tubercular pancreatic abscess: A case report

Department of Microbiology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002, India

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R Lal
Department of Microbiology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
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Primary involvement of the pancreas in bacterial and parasitic diseases is exceptional. Infection of the pancreas is usually secondary to necrosis and inflammation after serious necrotizing pancreatitis. Although a rare manifestation of a common disease, pancreatic tuberculosis can present to a clinician as a difficult diagnostic dilemma. The clinical manifestation may vary from painless obstructive jaundice to fever of unknown origin. Here, we report a case of pancreatic tuberculosis in a young alcoholic patient.

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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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