Urogenital tuberculosis

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Urogenital tuberculosis is a form of tuberculosis that affects the urogenital system.

Epidemiology[edit]

It usually strikes young adults with tuberculosis in other places of the body as well. It is common in Asia, but less common in sub-Saharan Africa.[1]

Symptoms[edit]

However, the infection arises insidiously, going long time without symptoms.[1]

Other signs[edit]

Pathogenesis[edit]

The infection may affect the kidneys, ureter and bladder and may cause significant damage to each.

Complications[edit]

Urogenital tuberculosis may cause strictures of the ureter, which, however, may heal when infection is treated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Primary Surgery: Volume One: Non-trauma. Chapter 16. The surgery of tuberculosis Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn