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International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery
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International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery

2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Perianal tuberculosis: An unusual clinical presentation


Author(s): Dr. Giridharan Shanmugam, Dr. Balamurugan Chidambaram, Dr. Princess Beulah D and Dr. Vignesh Manimohan

Abstract: Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent infections on India and other developing countries. Extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis account for only 5% of the total cases and among them. Here we present a 28 year old female who is an albino without any significant past risk factors or medical history coming with an 4 X 1 cm linear fissure in the 6 o’clock position in the perianal region with multiple exophytic mass lesions at 3 o’clock and 10 o’clock positions which were tender, erythematous and firm arising from the anal skin. Biopsy from the anal skin showed numerous discrete epitheloid granulomas composed of epitheloid cells, histiocytes, Langhans and foreign body type of multinucleated giant cells admixed with lymphocytes and caseous necrosis. Tuberculosis of the alimentary canal make up only 1% of all cases of TB. Among them only 1% involve the anus. The pathogenesis of this type of tuberculosis requires additional research in the form of prospective studies.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Giridharan Shanmugam, Dr. Balamurugan Chidambaram, Dr. Princess Beulah D, Dr. Vignesh Manimohan. Perianal tuberculosis: An unusual clinical presentation. Int J Case Rep Surg 2020;2(1):17-18.


International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery