Anal Fistula pp 159-169 | Cite as

Tuberculosis Fistulas



The most frequently encountered anorectal tubercular lesions are suppurations and fistulae. A tubercular origin must be considered when the cause of fistula is unclear to avoid undesirable delay in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. The epidemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has caused a worldwide resurgence of tuberculosis. Positive diagnosis of anal tuberculosis depends on histological or bacteriologic analysis. The treatment is twofold: surgical for the suppuration as like any other cryptoglandular fistula with various surgical approaches and pharmacological treatment for tuberculosis. Once tuberculosis is confirmed, antitubercular treatment should be immediately started to ensure early healing and cure of the disease.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Tuberculin Skin Test Pulmonary Tuberculosis Anal Fistula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fine Morning Hospital and Research Center, Gupta Nursing HomeNagpurIndia

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