Gastric Tuberculosis Mimicking Cancer Manifestations in Peru




tuberculosis, gastric tuberculosis, gastric ulcer, HIV


Tuberculosis is a high-incidence public health problem in Peru. In our context, Tuberculosis is seen commonly as a pulmonary infection. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis as gastric is rare, both as a primary or secondary infection, with just a few case reports published about these kinds of presentations. This case report presents a 44-year-old female patient with weight loss, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain. Upper endoscopy reveals antral polypoid masses and a gastric ulcer. Abdominal CT shows lymph nodes and stomach wall thickening. Biopsies results were negative for malignancy and positive for granulomas. Sputum acid-fast bacilli smear on microscopic examination was positive. Coexistent pulmonary, gastric tuberculosis, and human immunodeficiency virus infection mimicking gastric cancer were confirmed. We will present this case in detail below.

Author Biographies

Fernando Barreda, Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU

Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU

Nadia Malpartida-Beraún, Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU

Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU

Claudia Barreda, Medicine, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, lima, PERU

Medicine, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, lima, PERU

Melvy Guerrero, Patology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU

Patology, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, PERU


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How to Cite

Barreda, F., Malpartida-Beraún, N., Barreda, C., & Guerrero, M. (2023). Gastric Tuberculosis Mimicking Cancer Manifestations in Peru. Clinical and Research Journal in Internal Medicine, 4(1), 434–439.