Diagnostic Dilemma of Tubercular Ascites, where we are.


I north india during the routine clinical rounds, we are observing a number o f cases wi th mass ive ascites whose liver function tests are quite normal and most of the time routine investigations like abodimnal ultrasonography and chest x-ray are not rewarding. In government setup where most of the patients are of low socioeconomic status, it is always a challenging task to make the etiological diagnosis specially in the cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis l ike tubercular ascites. Because most of the time ascitic fluid cytological and biochemical analysis is non-conclusive and radiological examination is not rewarding.

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@article{Chaturvedi2016DiagnosticDO, title={Diagnostic Dilemma of Tubercular Ascites, where we are.}, author={Mridul Chaturvedi and Sarvesh Kumar Prajapati and Rosmy Jose and Anjana Pandey}, journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India}, year={2016}, volume={64 8}, pages={105} }