Pelvic tuberculosis and shock in the puerperium.


Pelvic tuberculosis (TB) in pregnancy and puerperium is rare. Its atypical presentation as puerperal shock is more rare. We describe a case of pelvic TB that manifested as shock in a teenager who was two weeks postpartum. She failed to respond to antibiotics. Ziehl-Neelsen staining of aspirated pus from the left fossa collection in the abdominal cavity was positive for mycobacterium TB. Prompt treatment with antitubercular therapy could save patients from this life-threatening condition.

DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3182142d49

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@article{Agarwal2011PelvicTA, title={Pelvic tuberculosis and shock in the puerperium.}, author={Manika Agarwal and Ananya Das and Ahanthem Santa Singh}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={2011}, volume={104 5}, pages={358-9} }