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Ascites and highly elevated CA-125 levels in a case of peritoneal tuberculosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16500786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peritoneal tuberculosis (PT) is uncommon in industrialized countries. We report the case of a 35-y-old female with a 1-y history of abdominal discomfort, ascites, systemic symptoms, and highly elevated CA-125 suggesting malignancy, in whom the diagnosis of PT was considered. Both clinical symptoms and CA-125 levels regressed under tuberculostatic treatment.
Alain B Younossian; Thierry Rochat; Laurent Favre; Jean-Paul Janssens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-27     Completed Date:  2006-05-10     Revised Date:  2006-10-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Ascites / pathology*
CA-125 Antigen / blood*
Peritonitis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  immunology,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents; 0/CA-125 Antigen
Comment In:
Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(8):749-50   [PMID:  16857638 ]

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