Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, R. et al. Tuberculous peritonitis: a Third World's disease?. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.7, pp.25-27. ISSN 0212-7199.
Tuberculous peritonitis has a high morbidity and mortality. The clinical outcome of tuberculous peritonitis depends on an early diagnosis and treatment. We review five cases of tuberculous peritonitis diagnosed in a short stay medical unit over a one-year period. All patients were succesfully treated with antituberculous drugs. The clinical management of this disease is described and current views regarding the value of computed tomography and other diagnostic techniques are discussed.
Palabras clave : Tuberculosis; Peritonitis; Ascites.