Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

English Title

Tuberculosis ganglionar con compromiso genital: Reporte de caso


Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, lymph node tuberculosis, late diagnosis

English Keywords

Tuberculosis extrapulmonar, tuberculosis ganglionar, diagnóstico tardío.


We present the case of a 44-year-old male patient with a family history of lymphoma and hyperthyroidism. He started the disease three months before admission to hospital with pain in the right leg, abdominal pain, weight loss and night sweats. He was diagnosed in his hospitalization with ascites in a cavity of undetermined etiology, and multiple polygastric and fossa lymph nodes right iliac. At 6 months, the symptoms persist and a nodule is added on the penis, left testicular edema and purulent discharge from the right inguinal node, being diagnosed orchiepididymitis. Initially he had negative markers for tuberculosis (TB), however, a lymph node biopsy was performed and the analysis with Xpert MTB/RIF where it resulted positive. The patient improved considerably with anti-TB treatment and antibiotics for purulent discharge.

English Abstract

Se presenta el caso de un paciente varón de 44 años con antecedentes familiares de linfoma e hipertiroidismo. Él inició la enfermedad tres meses antes del ingreso hospitalario con dolor en la pierna derecha y abdominal, pérdida de peso y sudoración nocturna. Fue diagnosticado en su internamiento con ascitis en cavidad pélvica de etiología indeterminada, y múltiples adenomegalias poligástricas y en fosa iliaca derecha. A los seis meses, los síntomas persistieron y se agregó un nódulo en el pene, edema testicular izquierdo y secreción purulenta del ganglio inguinal derecho; se diagnosticó orquiepididimitis. Inicialmente, tuvo marcadores negativos para tuberculosis (TBC), sin embargó, se realizó biopsia del ganglio y el análisis con Xpert MTB/RIF, lo que resultó positivo. El paciente mejoró considerablemente con tratamiento anti TB y antibióticos para la secreción purulenta.





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