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A case of miliary tuberculosis presenting with bowel perforation
  1. S Muquit,
  2. M Shah,
  3. K Abayajeewa
  1. Newham University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 M Shah
 4 Nadir Court, Blake Hall Rd, Wanstead, London E11 2QE, UK; mushtaq.shah{at}


Tuberculosis is a disease that should never be underestimated. It can affect anybody at any age. Doctors in the West do not have much experience of peritonitis secondary to tuberculosis. It is a condition that requires urgent and aggressive management as it can be fatal, even in the young and fit, as this case report illustrates.

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