Tuberculous peritonitis--report of 30 cases and review of the literature.

  title={Tuberculous peritonitis--report of 30 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Bahar Bastani and M R Shariatzadeh and Farrokh Dehdashti},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={56 221},
In this retrospective study, clinical presentation of peritoneal tuberculosis in an area with a high prevalence of tuberculosis is discussed. Thirty cases diagnosed in an eight-year period are presented. The disease was 2.3 times more common in females. Eighty per cent of the patients were less than 40 years old. Excluding two cases of long duration (one year and three years), mean duration of the symptoms before admission was 2.3 months. Fever, abdominal pain, swelling and weight loss were the… CONTINUE READING