Extrapulmonary tuberculosis mimicking gynecological malignancies
Bahar Sevgili1, Muhammed Ali Kaypak1, Rıfat Somay2, Sabri Atalay2, Şükran Köse2, Harun Akar1
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik SUAM, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Clinic of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik SUAM, Izmir, Turkey
Keywords: Difficulty in diagnosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, gynaecological malignancies
Tuberculosis is a widespread public health problem, which is mostly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Typical clinical presentation is pulmonary tuberculosis. On the other hand, extrapulmonary tuberculosis is not uncommon, also challenging the clinicians for diagnosis. In this article, we present a young female patient who was ultimately diagnosed with tuberculosis, which we had difficulty diagnosing at the postnatal period, that mimicked hepatic or gynecological malignancies.