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Tuberculous peritonitis and role of diagnostic laparoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  86096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven patients with tuberculous peritonitis were treated in a London hospital between 1971 and 1978. All the patients were immigrants (mean age 30 years). The history of abdominal symptoms was often short and sometimes difficult to distinguish from that of Crohn's disease or neoplasm. The diagnosis was made by laparoscopy and target peritoneal biopsy in eight of these patients. Laparoscopy is a safe and effective method of obtaining an early diagnosis in patients with suspected tuberculous peritonitis.
J H Wolfe; A R Behn; B T Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-29     Completed Date:  1979-06-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  852-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Crohn Disease / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Emigration and Immigration
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis
Peritoneum / pathology
Peritonitis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*

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