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Clinical Study on Intestinal Tuberculosis

Wan Hang Lee, Ok Young Kim
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Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
Corresponding author: Ok Young Kim. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


The report is on the clinical analysis of 57 patients of intestinal tuberculosis who were treated at Ewha Womens University hospital for last 6 years from Jan. 1075 to Dec. 1980. The results are summerized as fllows; 1. The male to female ratio 1:1.85(m, 20 f, 37) and the peak incidence was between twenties and forties dcades(68.4%). 2. The frequent incidence of interval from onset of sympton to visit hospital was within 3 months as 82.5% 3. The frequent subjective symptoms were abdominal pain, abdominal distension, abdominal mass and diarrhea. 4. There were 23 cases (40,4%) of tuberculous disease in his pastmedical history. 5. The positive physical findings were abodominal tenderness(49%), ascites(28.1%), abdominal mass(26.3%), fever(24.6%), abdominal rigidity (14.0%) and generalized edema(12.3%) in the order of frequency. 6. The chest P·A revealed negative in 56.1% of all patients. 7. The C.B.C findings showed anemia in 47.4%, elevated E.S.R in 86% and normal range of W.B.C count with elevated number of polymorphocyte. 8. The postoperative complications were wound infection, intestinal obstruction and fecal fistula, etc. 9. The everall motality ratr was 5.3%.

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