EVALUATION OF TWENTY-SEVEN PATIENTS WITH TUBERCULOUS PERITONITIS


Kilic M. O., Saglam C., Caner S. S., Kilic Y., İÇEN D.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.1, pp.11-16, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_1_01
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-16
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health problem worldwide. Peritoneal tuberculosis or tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) is an uncommon form of extrapulmonary infection with a proportional increasing of its incidence. This disease is seen most commonly in young adults, and has a highly variable clinical symptomatology. Our aim is to highlight the nonspecific presentation and diagnostic difficulties of the TBP.