Tuberculous peritonitis

Udayan Srivastava, Omar Almusa, Ka wah Tung, Matthew T. Heller

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Tuberculous peritonitis is a serious condition with rising prevalence in recent years. It is especially common in those patients with risk factors such as an immunocompromised state, chronic kidney disease, or cirrhosis/liver disease. Spread is typically hematogenous from pulmonary foci. We report on a 34-year-old man who presented with initial complaints of cough, low-grade fevers, abdominal pain, and nausea/vomiting. Chest x-ray showed a cluster of nodular opacities on the right upper lobe, and a CT scan showed diffuse thickening and nodularity of the omentum with prominent mesenteric lymph nodes, consistent with tuberculous peritonitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number971
Pages (from-to)971
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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