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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies for Peritoneal Tuberculosis: A Review

REVIEW ARTICLE

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies for Peritoneal Tuberculosis: A Review

David C. Wu, Leon D. Averbukh* and George Y. Wu

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
*Correspondence to: Leon D. Averbukh, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 236 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06030, USA. Tel: +1-347-306-4752, Fax: +1-860-679-4613, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2019;7(2):140-148 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2018.00062
Received: December 12, 2018 Accepted: March 14, 2019 Published online: May 13, 2019

Abstract

Peritoneal tuberculosis (PTB), although rarer than its pulmonary counterpart, is a serious health concern in regions of the world with high tuberculosis prevalence. Individuals with baseline immunocompromise condition, whether acquired or medically induced, are at greatest risk for experiencing PTB. While medical treatment of the condition is similar to that of the pulmonary disease, the generally immunocompromised state of those infected with PTB, along with a lack of highly sensitive and specific testing methods make early diagnosis difficult. This review discusses the risks factors, clinical features, diagnostic methods, and treatment options for PTB.

Keywords

Peritoneal tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, Liver disease, Human immunodeficiency virus

 

 

 

 

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