Case Report

Probable endometrial tuberculosis in a patient with rhupus

Nimmisha Govind, Tamara Romanini, Lai Ling Winchow
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol 38, No 1 | a543 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajid.v38i1.543 | © 2023 Nimmisha Govind, Tamara Romanini, Lai Ling Winchow | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 June 2023 | Published: 26 October 2023

About the author(s)

Nimmisha Govind, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tamara Romanini, Department of Internal Medicine, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lai Ling Winchow, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract

Endometrial tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon manifestation of disseminated TB. Rhupus is the coexistence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We describe a case of endometrial TB in rhupus patient an immunosuppressed.

Contribution: We describe an uncommon presentation of disseminated TB, endometrial TB, in a rare rheumatic disease, rhupus. A high index of suspicion for TB is imperative in immunocompromised patients presenting with chronic urogenital symptoms especially in an endemic area.


Keywords

endometrial; tuberculosis; rhupus; immunocompromised; rheumatoid arthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus.

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