Clinical review of tuberculous peritonitis in 39 patients in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

@article{Tanrikulu2005ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical review of tuberculous peritonitis in 39 patients in Diyarbakir, Turkey.},
  author={A. Çetin Tanrikulu and Mustafa Aldemir and Fuat Gurkan and Ali Suner and Canan Eren Dagli and Aydin Ece},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={906-9}
}
Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare manifestation, which can be overlooked on long-lasting and non-specific findings unless a high index of suspicion is maintained. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic features of 39 patients hospitalized with tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) in Dicle University Hospital, Turkey between January 1994 and August 2003. Twenty-two patients were male; patient age ranged between 1 and 59 years (mean: 16.2 +/- 14.4 years). There were 21… CONTINUE READING