Primary oesophageal tuberculosis: a rare entity

K Harish, C Gokulan
Tropical gastrology  
Tuberculous infection of the oesophagus is rare and primary oesophageal tuberculosis is seen even more infrequently. We report a case of oesophageal tuberculosis in a 32-year-old female patient who presented to us with odynophagia and weight loss. Endoscopy showed a solitary ulcerative oesophageal lesion. Further investigation resulted in a diagnosis of oesophageal tuberculosis with no manifestations of tuberculosis elsewhere. She responded well to antitubercular treatment. This case was
more » ... his case was classified as primary oesophageal tuberculosis.
pmid:18416350 fatcat:o5rcjvgfhbfmbogeb77zw7zhq4