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Peritoneal tuberculosis presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin in immigrants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  933224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three immigrant patients with peritoneal tuberculosis seen over a three year period are discussed. All three patients presented with fever and minimal abdominal signs. One patient developed ascites while under investigation. In all cases, the fever was prolonged, liver enzymes were elevated and the ESR was raised. Two patients required laparotomy to make the diagnosis, and in the third tubercle bacilli were grown from the ascitic fluid. The difficulties in diagnosis are discussed.
W Perry; C G McKerron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-23     Completed Date:  1976-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Emigration and Immigration*
Fever of Unknown Origin / diagnosis*
India / ethnology
Middle Aged
Peritonitis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Uganda / ethnology
West Indies / ethnology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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