Peritoneal Tuberculosis in Pregnancy: A Rare Occurrence

Authors

  • Priti Anand Vedanta Hospital, Reengus, Rajasthan,
  • Mukul Bindra Department of Surgery, NIIMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11117

Keywords:

peritoneal tuberculosis, hypertension, ascites, pregnancy

Abstract

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is least common form of tuberculosis in pregnancy, early diagnosis of which will help to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. My patient is 25 years old primigravida admitted with Ascitis, Anorexia, low grade fever on and off. Diagnosed as peritoneal tuberculosis after abdominal fluid sent for AFB culture. Patient was given Antitubercular treatment. Ascitic fluid gradually declined and pregnancy moved on but patient landed up in preterm labour and delivered baby which the pediatrician was unable to save because of extreme prematurity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11117

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 2(3): 371-372 

 

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Published

2014-09-25

How to Cite

Anand, P., & Bindra, M. (2014). Peritoneal Tuberculosis in Pregnancy: A Rare Occurrence. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 2(3), 371–372. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v2i3.11117

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