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Ascitic Type of Abdominal Tuberculosis in a 40 Year Old Female

Muringani BN*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000233

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    • Department of Medical Microbiology, National University of science and technology, Zimbabwe

    Corresponding author: Muringani BN, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, National University of science and technology, Zimbabwe

Received: July 18, 2017;   Published: August 01, 2017

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Disseminated tuberculosis can cause a lot of damage to an individual if there is no early diagnosis. In Africa, about 70% of patients with abdominal tuberculosis present with ascites and most of these cases are missed diagnostic cases. The case in question is of a 40 year old women from one of the rural areas of Zimbabwe who had previously presented with severe coughing but had denied sweating at night and the sputum results were negative on screening. After 2 weeks she presented again at the clinic with a swollen abdomen and the X-ray showed flooding of the lungs and difficulty in breathing.

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