Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

In some cases, the tuberculosis (TB) may propagate to other organs from the lung. If the tuberculosis bacillus is seen any other organ other than lung, it is called Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. This disease is mostly seen in the people whose immune system is weak. The best example for it is the HIV positive people.


Which organs can tuberculosis (TB) propagate to?

- Adenoids near lungs
- Bones and joints
- Digestive system organs
- Urinary apparatus organs
- Neural system organs
These various tuberculosis types may have different symptoms

Adenoid Tuberculosis Symptoms

- Continuous and painless swelling on the adenoids
- The adenoids near the neck can easily be affected
- The swelling may occur on the adenoids anywhere in the body
- Some fluid may go out from the swollen adenoids.

Bone and Joint Tuberculosis Symptoms

- Pain in the bones
- Deformation in the affected bones or joints
- Movement and sensation loss in the affected bones or joints
- Weakening in the bones
- Fragility increase in the bones

The Digestive System Organs Tuberculosis Symptoms

- Stomachache
- Diarrhea
- Bleeding in the anus

Urinary apparatus organs Tuberculosis Symptoms

- Burn during urination
- Blood in urine
- Pain in the crotch
- Frequently need to urinate in days and nights

Neural system organs Tuberculosis Symptoms

- Headache
- Vomiting
- Hardness on the neck
- Mental confusion
- Seizure
- Blurred vision