Tubercular pancreatic abscess: a case report

Lal, R.; Mishra, B.; Dogra, V.; Mandal, A.

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 21(1): 61-62


ISSN/ISBN: 0255-0857
PMID: 17642979
Document Number: 15871
Primary involvement of the pancreas in bacterial and parasitic diseases is exceptional. Infection of the pancreas is usually secondary to necrosis and inflammation after serious necrotizing pancreatitis. Although a rare manifestation of a common disease, pancreatic tuberculosis can present to a clinician as a difficult diagnostic dilemma. The clinical manifestation may vary from painless obstructive jaundice to fever of unknown origin. Here, we report a case of pancreatic tuberculosis in a young alcoholic patient.

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Tubercular pancreatic abscess: a case report