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History of pulmonary tuberculosis, feverish feeling in the afternoon for 2 months, weight loss and malaise.
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Spleen enlarged, heterogeneous with multiple hypoattenuating foci sparse by the parenchyma. Lymph nodes increased in number and size at perigastric, pancreatic and periaortic level.
It is very common to see rare forms of tuberculosis in endemic areas like ours. The form of splenic tuberculosis presentation being primary or secondary (several hypoattenuating foci often associated with increased organ volume), constitutes a diagnostic challenge and may be confused with pathologies and hematological forum.
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