Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : OD08 - OD10

Portal Venous Thrombosis- Disseminated Tuberculosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis OD08-OD10

Vasanthi Natarajan, Kevin John, David Jose, Pradeep Kalaiselvan, Ashok Kumar Das

Correspondence
Dr. Vasanthi Natarajan,
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences,
Kalapet, Kanagachettikulam, Pondicherry-605012, India.
E-mail: Vasanthikarthi2004@yahoo.co.in

Vascular thrombosis is one of the complications of tuberculosis. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thrombosis have been reported with pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Splenic involvement in abdominal tuberculosis is among the rarest manifestations. Disseminated tuberculosis is predominantly reported in rheumatoid arthritis following ingestion of biological agents. Here, we report a case of disseminated tuberculosis in a rheumatoid arthritis patient who was on steroids and methotrexate for a long period, presenting with multiple splenic lesion and portal vein thrombosis, which was not reported earlier. She was treated with antitubercular drugs, anticoagulants and showed improvement.