Disseminated tuberculosis presenting as tuberculous peritonitis and sepsis tuberculosa gravissima in a patient with cirrhosis of the liver: A diagnosis of challenge.

@article{Lee2016DisseminatedTP,
  title={Disseminated tuberculosis presenting as tuberculous peritonitis and sepsis tuberculosa gravissima in a patient with cirrhosis of the liver: A diagnosis of challenge.},
  author={Chun-Yuan Lee and Hung-chin Tsai and Susan Shin-Jung Lee and Chenglen Sy and Yao-Shen Chen},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2016},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={608-12}
}
We report the case of an 81-year-old man diagnosed with liver cirrhosis complicated by spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and septic shock. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex was isolated from the ascites, sputum, and blood culture 1 month after the patient died. Clinicians should be aware of the unusual diagnosis of sepsis tuberculosa gravissima presenting… CONTINUE READING