J. F. JOHN JR., M.D.
To the editor: The prospective study of Borhanmanesh and others (Ann Intern Med 76:567-572, 1972) of 32 cases of tuberculous peritonitis indicated the frequent presence of an abdominal mass in this disease. We recently observed the following case:
A 26-year-old, nulliparous black female presented with fever and chest pain of 4 weeks' duration. For several weeks she also had noted a gradually enlarging, slightly painful, lower abdominal mass. On examination she was a thin woman with a temperature of 38.3 °C [101 °F]. Bi-basilar rales and diminished breath sounds were present. There was a tender infraumbilical mass of about 4
JOHN JF. Mass in Tuberculous Peritonitis. Ann Intern Med. ;78:303–304. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-303_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):303-304.
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