Apollo Spectra Hospital in Pune recently emerged as a savior for a 37-year-old man, Anil Gupte (name changed for privacy), who was found to be suffering from a rare and severe form of intestinal tuberculosis.
The patient initially presented with a persistent fever that confounded local doctors. Once he was under the care of Dr. Samrat Shah at Apollo Spectra, a series of comprehensive tests were conducted. Following colonoscopy and endoscopy, which revealed unusual ulcers in both the large and small bowel, a biopsy ruled out Crohn’s disease. A subsequent test for tuberculosis finally provided the answers.
Dr. Shah, who was instrumental in diagnosing the patient, shed light on the various forms of intestinal tuberculosis. He also emphasized that this disease could be life-threatening if not treated in time.
The event speaks volumes about the unwavering dedication of the doctors at Apollo Spectra and the significance of pursuing exhaustive diagnostics to ensure that no stone is left unturned in providing patients with the best care.