Appendiceal TB traced back to drinking raw milk 40 years earlier: case report

The middle-aged woman told doctors she had 'frequently ingested unpasteurised cow’s milk throughout her adolescent years'.

A childhood habit of drinking raw milk was the likely cause of a bovine TB infection that arose decades later, presenting as a rare appendicitis mimic, UK doctors report.

The patient, in her 50s, presented to hospital with a two-week history of generalised abdominal pain that acutely worsened and localised to the right iliac fossa, along with nausea and vomiting.