Synchronous abdominal tuberculosis and adenocarcinoma of the colon

Colorectal Surgery; General Surgery; Infection And Immunity; Thoracic Medicine
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2011.0026
11
103-106
Synchronous abdominal tuberculosis and adenocarcinoma of the colon

This case report describes a young man in his early 20s who was found to have synchronous adenocarcinoma of the colon and abdominal tuberculosis. This is a rare finding and it is discussed whether a dampened immune response by the cancer allowed a latent tuberculosis infection to become active or vice versa.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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