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Inflammatory Syndrome as the Initial Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Tuberculosis in a Pregnant Woman

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Grira, Marwene
Published in European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2018
Abstract A 20-year-old asylum seeker presented with vomiting and left thigh pain, with a biological inflammatory syndrome. Pregnancy was diagnosed. Investigations revealed a pseudo-cystic, 20-cm-long retroperitoneal abscess, biopsy of which confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Evolution after cyst drainage and under conventional anti-tuberculosis treatment was favourable. An abdominal location of tuberculosis is rare and its diagnosis is difficult especially in countries with a low incidence of the disease. Unexplained abdominal manifestations and/or persistent biological inflammatory syndrome, especially in high-risk groups, should raise the suspicion of tuberculosis.
Keywords Abdominal tuberculosisInflammatory syndromePregnancy
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GRIRA, Marwene, BOULVAIN, Michel, JANSSENS, Jean-Paul. Inflammatory Syndrome as the Initial Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Tuberculosis in a Pregnant Woman. In: European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2018. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:107200

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