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Urogenital tuberculosis

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

Epidemiology

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]

Symptoms

However, the infection arises insidiously, going long time without symptoms.[1]

Other signs

Pathogenesis

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

Complications

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

References

  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