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Diagnosis of pelvic tuberculosis in a patient with tubal infertility.
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PMID:  20663499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of pelvic tuberculosis presenting as primary infertility and discuss the various diagnostic modalities.
DESIGN: Case report.
SETTING: Academic reproductive medicine center.
PATIENT(S): A 28-year-old nulliparous Indian immigrant presenting with primary infertility and known tubal pathology.
INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy and adhesiolysis and diagnostic endometrial sampling.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Acid-fast bacilli were obtained on polymerase chain reaction and culture of endometrial sample.
RESULT(S): The patient was diagnosed with pelvic tuberculosis and treated with a directly observed multidrug regimen.
CONCLUSION(S): Tuberculosis is an important cause of gynecologic morbidity and should be considered in the appropriate patients.
John R Crochet; Kristina C Hawkins; David P Holland; Susannah D Copland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289.e17-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina 27713, USA.
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