Abdominal tuberculosis diagnosed on gallium scintigraphy in a child with pyrexia of unknown origin

Authors

  • Awais Jamil Khan
  • Umar Khan
  • Khalid Nawaz
  • Uzma Afzal
  • Saleem Sajid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i4.1117

Keywords:

Tuberculosis. Pyrexia. Fever of Unknown Origin. Gallium. Antitubercular Agents. Abdomen. Tuberculosis, Splenic. Gallium Radioisotopes. Infection.

Abstract

We report a case of an eleven year old girl with pyrexia of unknown origin whose illness remained undiagnosed after extensive investigations. We were able to localize the disease to abdomen with a Gallium Whole Body Scan. In the background of a history of tuberculosis in a family member in an endemic area, empirical anti-tuberculosis treatment was given with clinical success that was also demonstrated on a repeat Gallium scan four months later.

Published

2016-05-02

How to Cite

Khan, A. J., Khan, U., Nawaz, K., Afzal, U., & Sajid, S. (2016). Abdominal tuberculosis diagnosed on gallium scintigraphy in a child with pyrexia of unknown origin. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 11(4). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v11i4.1117

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