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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 6068258, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6068258
Case Report

Tuberculous Enteritis Presenting as Acute Appendicitis and Perirectal Abscess

1Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion-School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Tech Carilion-School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA
3Department of Pathology, Virginia Tech Carilion-School of Medicine and Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Kelechukwu U. Okoro; moc.liamg@oroko.elek

Received 24 October 2017; Accepted 29 January 2018; Published 25 February 2018

Academic Editor: John B. Kortbeek

Copyright © 2018 Kelechukwu U. Okoro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis has a wide variety of presentations. A rare occurrence is gastrointestinal tuberculosis. It may occur anywhere along the alimentary canal but usually occurs in the ileocecum with rare involvement of the appendix.