Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : PD03 - PD04

A Rare Case of Ileocecal Tuberculosis with Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis PD03-PD04

Tan Jih Huei, Tan Chor Lip Henry, Choon Aik Ho, Yuzaidi Mohamad

Correspondence
Dr. Tan Jih huei,
Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Jalan Abu Bakar, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar-80000,
Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
E-mail: huei_87@hotmail.com

Venous thromboembolism in tuberculosis is not a well recognised entity. It is a less frequently reported complication of severe pulmonary tuberculosis. It is exceedingly rare when it complicates extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Here, we present a case of 22-year-old young female with abdominal tuberculosis complicated with reverse ileocecal intussusception, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. An emergency vena cava filter was inserted prior to a limited right hemicolectomy. In this article, we discuss the rare association of venous thromboembolism with ileocecal tuberculosis.