Urogenital tuberculosis

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


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]


However, the infection arises insidiously, being potentially asymptomatic for a long period of time.[1]

Other signs[edit]


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


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


  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