Female genital tuberculosis in Uganda
Bimenya, G. S.
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A retrospective clinico-pathological study of 39 cases of female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) observed from 1976 – 1986 was conducted in the Department of Pathology, Medical School, Makerere University. The frequency of FGTB was 30.8% in 1976 declining to 2.6% in 1979 and 1984. There was a 17.9% frequency in 1978 and 10.3% frequency in 1983. The remaining years had lower frequencies. There were no cases received in 1980 probably because this was the period when there was socio-political turmoil in the country. The most reported symptom was abnormal bleeding, n=14, (35.9%) and the least reported was ammenorrhea, n=8, (20.5%). Some patients reported more than one complaint. The endometrium was the most affected site accounting for 71% of the total sites affected. The least affected site was vulva accounting for 3%. Multiple site involvement was also seen in some patients.