Intestinal TB

Q) False about intestinal TB
1. Hyperplastic variety has colonic strictures
2. Raised markers,anaemia,positive sputum culture point towards diagnosis
3. BMFT shows pulled up cecum
4. IFN gamma assay

Ans A) STRICTURES ARE OF SMALL BOWEL

There are two types Of Intestinal TB

Ulcerative type - Transverse ulcers with undermined edges, Serosa of bowel is studded with tubercles. It is a severe form of disease

Hyperplastic - Hyperplasia and thickening of terminal ileum. Narrowing of lumen., Stricture and fibrosis occues of terminal ileum

There are raised inflamatory markers and anemia

Interferon gamma is for subclinical infection

BMFT shows subhepatic caecum

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