Peritoneal tuberculosis presented as chronic diarrhoea

International Journal of Development Research

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Case Report

Peritoneal tuberculosis presented as chronic diarrhoea

Umakanth, M.


Peritoneal Tuberculosis is a rare extra-pulmonary presentation of tuberculosis. It caused by strains of mycobacterium, usually mycobacterium tuberculosis. Even though TB has been declining in incidence in the developing country like SriLanka, it remains a main problem in endemic areas of the developing world. A wide spectrum of clinical presentation could be observed in peritoneal tuberculosis, making it a huge diagnostic challenge. Here we reported a case of a young boy was investigated for chronic diarrhea, ultimately diagnosed as peritoneal tuberculosis. He was subsequently started on anti-TB medications quickly without any complications recovered uneventfully.

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