F. F. JOHNSTON, M.D.; J. P. SANFORD, M.D.
If advances in specific therapy and refinements in diagnostic procedures are to be fully utilized, the clinical patterns of infection require periodic critical re-evaluation and perhaps modification. Although tuberculous peritonitis was well described in the early 1900s,1-12 except for several recent reports13-16 it has received little attention in English medical literature subsequent to the widespread utilization of cultural methods for the identification of tubercle bacilli, the employment of tuberculin skin tests, and the introduction of effective specific chemotherapy.
This discussion reviews the clinical spectrum of tuberculous peritonitis and emphasizes the clinical features of the "ascitic" type of tuberculous peritonitis (a
JOHNSTON FF, SANFORD JP. TUBERCULOUS PERITONITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1125–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1125-1133.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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