Pulmonary and peritoneal tuberculosis in a CAPD patient

  title={Pulmonary and peritoneal tuberculosis in a CAPD patient},
  author={Başol Canbakan and Ihsan Ergun and Yakup Ekmekçi and Kenan Ateş and Oktay Karatan},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
Patients with chronic renal failure have an increased incidence of tuberculosis due to decreased cellular immunity. More than half of the tuberculosis infection in these patients presented with extrapulmonary involvement. Tuberculous peritonitis is an important problem in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Simultaneous pulmonary and peritoneal tuberculosis is a very rare condition. We describe a 39-year-old man with culture negative CAPD peritonitis. In spite… CONTINUE READING