Tuberculosis of spleen

Symptoms of Tuberculosis of spleen

The following features are indicative of Tuberculosis of spleen:
  • fever
  • left upper quadrant abdominal pain
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea
It is possible that Tuberculosis of spleen shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Tuberculosis of spleen

The following are the most common causes of Tuberculosis of spleen:
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Prevention of Tuberculosis of spleen

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tuberculosis of spleen. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid close contact or prolonged time with known Tuberculosis patient
  • get Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination

Occurrence of Tuberculosis of spleen

Common Age Group

Tuberculosis of spleen most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-50 years

Common Gender

Tuberculosis of spleen can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis of spleen

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tuberculosis of spleen:
  • Abdomen ultrasound: To diagnose abnormalities of internal organs
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To check the lesions
  • Laparoscopy: To check the splenic tuberculosis lesions

Complications of Tuberculosis of spleen if untreated

Yes, Tuberculosis of spleen causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tuberculosis of spleen is left untreated:
  • can be fatal

Procedures for Treatment of Tuberculosis of spleen

The following procedures are used to treat Tuberculosis of spleen:
  • Splenectomy: To remove the spleen

Self-care for Tuberculosis of spleen

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Tuberculosis of spleen:
  • Stay at home: Don't go near to the people during the first few weeks of treatment for active tuberculosis
  • Ventilate the room: Don't live in a small closed space
  • Cover the mouth: Use a tissue to cover the mouth anytime you sneeze or cough
  • Wear a mask: Helpful in lessening the risk of transmission

Patient Support for Treatment of Tuberculosis of spleen

The following actions may help Tuberculosis of spleen patients:
  • Talk to the family: Stay connected with family and friends to keep you motivated

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Tuberculosis of spleen.

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