Obstructive jaundice secondary to hepatic hilar tuberculosis without pulmonary involvement
  • Mohammad N. Kloub
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, USA
  • Khaled Elfert
    Department of Internal Medicine, SBH Health System, New York, USA
  • Ahmed Elnajjar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ahmad Alnasarat
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Sinai Grace, Detroit, USA
  • Ghaith Alhadidi
    General physician
  • Atheer Anwar
    General physician
  • Raed Atiyat
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Michael’s Med-ical Center, Newark, USA


Tuberculosis, biliary TB, obstructive jaundice


Tuberculosis (TB) is primarily a respiratory infection with huge mortality and morbidity worldwide. Extrapulmonary TB infection is common, affecting lymph nodes, pleura, and abdomen, but the primary biliary presentation without lung involvement is exceedingly rare. We report on a 38-year-old male patient who presented with isolated obstructive jaundice secondary to TB infection. This case highlights the importance of considering TB infection in the differential diagnosis of obstructive jaundice, especially in the endemic area. We also provide a literature review on TB infection, mainly in the biliary tract.



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    Published: 2024-01-19
    Issue: 2024: Vol 11 No 2 (view)

    How to cite:
    Kloub MN, Elfert K, Elnajjar A, Alnasarat A, Alhadidi G, Anwar A, Atiyat R. Obstructive jaundice secondary to hepatic hilar tuberculosis without pulmonary involvement: Biliary Tuberculosis. EJCRIM 2024;11 doi:10.12890/2024_004277.