Tuberculous Peritonitis


Tuberculous Peritonitis, Peritonitis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • Risk Factors
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Results from peritoneal Tuberculosis reactivation
  • Signs
  • Laboratory
  • Peritoneal fluid
  1. Exudative: Serum to Ascites albumin <1.1 g/dl
  2. White Blood Cells >150/mm3 with Lymphocyte predominance
  3. Send fluid for AFB smear and culture
    1. One liter is preferred to increase Test Sensitivity
  4. Measures with highest sensitivity and Specificity
    1. Adenosine deaminase >33 U/L
    2. Peritoneal biopsy