Peritoneal tuberculosis is an uncommon diagnosis in developed countries and most commonly presents in patients with known risk factors for tuberculosis. We report a case of a patient without tuberculosis risk factors who presented with 4 years of intermittent fevers, several weeks of increasing abdominal distention, and newly discovered elevated liver tests. The diagnosis of peritoneal tuberculosis was confirmed following an extensive workup with a positive ascitic fluid culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The patient’s fevers resolved with antibiotic therapy, and antibiotic therapy was subsequently de-escalated based on the susceptibility profile.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Safety Research