Journal Article

Abdominal aortic thrombosis and tuberculosis: an uncommon association

Alka Sharma and Vishal Sharma

in Gastroenterology Report

Volume 2, issue 4, pages 311-312
Published in print November 2014 |
Published online April 2014 | e-ISSN: 2052-0034 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gastro/gou021

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Thrombosis of the abdominal aorta is an uncommon event and usually occurs in a diseased vessel. We report a case of a 42-year-old male who presented with abdominal distension and was found to have tuberculosis-related ascites and was incidentally found to have aortic thrombosis. The patient improved with four-drug anti-tubercular therapy and anticoagulation. The occurrence of non-occlusive thrombosis of the abdominal aorta in tuberculosis is unusual.

Keywords: Vasculitis; thrombosis; tuberculosis; aorta

Journal Article.  639 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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