Tuberculous peritonitis: A surgical dilemma

Azeem R. Khan, Lee M. Morris, Sundeep G. Keswani, Imtiaz R. Khan, Linda Le, W. Chapman Lee, John P. Hunt

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Abstract

This is a case report of tuberculous peritonitis (TB), an entity which is difficult to diagnose. When TB is found in extrapulmonary organs it is usually associated with an immunocompromised state, such as that caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Medical therapy continues to be the treatment of choice and, if the correct diagnosis is made early, surgery is rarely required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-95
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Abdominal tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • TB
  • Tuberculous enteritis
  • Tuberculous peritonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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