Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
VELASQUEZ M, Juan et al. Hepatic-splenic micobacteriosis, unusual form of probable extrapulmonary tuberculosis: Case report and review. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.1, pp. 59-62. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182007000100010.
We report a 42 years old HIV negative male admitted for fever of unknown origin. Initial laboratory evaluation showed elevated hepatic transaminases and alkaline phosphatase and an hipodense hepatic imagen was visualized in the CT scan. Hepatic biopsy demonstrated tuberculous granulomas and alcohol fast acid rods with Ziehl Neelsen stain. Anti-tuberculous treatment resulted in resolution of fever, improvement of general condition and normalization of laboratory parameters
Palabras clave : mycobacteriosis; fever of unknown origin; hepatic granulomatosis.