Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_142»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_142»
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Tuberculous peritonitis in
pregnancy: a case report
Tuberculous peritonitis is one of
the least common forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. In the literature, few
cases in pregnancy have been previously published. Tuberculous peritonitis in
pregnancy is a diagnostic challenge, especially in the absence of lung
involvement. It mimics other diseases and clinical presentation is usually
non-specific, which may lead to diagnostic delay and development of
We report here a new case of
tuberculous peritonitis that occurred in a 31-year-old Caucasian pregnant woman
at 22 weeks' gestation. She was complaining of abdominal pain, nausea and
vomiting. These symptoms appeared 6 months prior to presentation. Initially,
they were attributed to pregnancy, but they progressively became more severe
during subsequent weeks. A laparoscopy showed the presence of yellow-white
nodules on the peritoneal surface and a biopsy demonstrated caseous necrotic
granuloma. She made a good physical recovery after being placed on
antituberculous chemotherapy and gave birth to a healthy male neonate of 3100g
at 37 weeks' gestation by vaginal delivery.
Extreme vigilance should be used
when dealing with unexplained abdominal symptoms to ensure timely diagnosis of
tuberculous peritonitis. Diagnosis often requires a histopathological
examination. In these patients early diagnosis with early antituberculous
therapy are essential to prevent obstetrical and neonatal morbidity.
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