J. OCIE HARRIS, M.D.; KENNETH R. WASSON, M.D.
To the editor: Jejunoileal bypass is being more widely used for the treatment of morbid obesity; increasing numbers of physicians who will be involved in the care of these patients must know the problems this procedure may produce. The many, and often serious, medical complications associated with this surgical procedure have been recently reviewed (1). These authors did not specifically mention tuberculosis as a complication of jejunoileal bypass, but they reported the occurrence of noncaseating granulomas in the liver of one patient with intestinal bypass and mentioned mycobacterial infection as a possible cause. Several reports of more definite mycobacterial infection
HARRIS JO, WASSON KR. Tuberculosis after Intestinal Bypass Operation for Obesity. Ann Intern Med. ;86:115–116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):115-116.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Obesity.
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