Tuberculous peritonitis in 11 children: clinical features and diagnostic approach.

@article{Grkan1999TuberculousPI,
  title={Tuberculous peritonitis in 11 children: clinical features and diagnostic approach.},
  author={Fuat G{\"u}rkan and Mustafa Ozates and Mehmet Boşnak and B{\"u}nyamin Dikici and Vuslat Keçik Boşnak and Mehmet Ali Taş and Kenan Haspolat},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={510-3}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) is a rare manifestation of childhood tuberculosis characterized by long-lasting abdominal symptoms and exudate and lymphocytes in the ascitic fluid. The diagnosis of TBP is rarely established unless a high index of suspicion is maintained. METHODS The diagnostic features of 11 cases who were hospitalized with TBP in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Ward of Dicle University Hospital, Turkey, were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS Seven cases were… CONTINUE READING
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