Question of the Week

Question :
Posted On : 30 Dec 2021
What is the importance of urinary AFB in case of pain abdomen?
3
Expert Answer :
By AFB you mean Acid Fast Bacilli. If that is the case in an area like Durban, SA which is endemic for TB, in children I hardly ever see urinary tract TB. Although rare, TB is sometimes seen in patients with HIV or who are otherwise immunocompromised. It is as I stated a very rare finding.
Answer Discussion :
D
DrCabdiwaasacHassan cabdi
hello
7 months ago
V
Vinod Palaparthy
Renal tuberculosis is a rare entityin children. Even if renal involvement occurs,as tuberculosis in children is paucibacillary, urine AFB if positive can aid in diagnosis but if negative has very little significance.
7 months ago
T
Tejesh Butkar
thimbble blader
7 months ago




Disclaimer: The information given by www.pediatriconcall.com is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0