Tuberculosis of the Cervix – Mimicking Cervical Cancer
Tuberculosis is a major socioeconomic and public
health burden in India, afflicting approximately 14
million people. Though the actual incidence may be
underreported due to its asymptomatic presentation
and paucity of investigations, the prevalence of genital
tuberculosis in infertile women ranges between
2-16%.1 It frequently affects the upper genital tract,
amongst which fallopian tubes are involved most
frequently in 90%, endometrium in 60% and cervix
least commonly, in about 5 - 24%1 of the cases.
Tuberculosis of cervix accounts for 0.1- 0.65% of all
the cases of tuberculosis.2 We present such a case
due to the rarity of this condition and its clinical
resemblance to a dreadful disease, “carcinoma of
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