J Korean Soc Transplant.  2010 Mar;24(1):26-29. 10.4285/jkstn.2010.24.1.26.

A Case of Tuberculous Peritonitis Confirmed by Laparoscopic Biopsy in a Patient Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis Patient after Renal Transplantation

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hyang77.kim@samsung.com

Abstract

Tuberculosis is an opportunistic infection that causes significant morbidity and mortality in recipients of renal transplants. Although tuberculous peritonitis is easily diagnosed by paracentesis, it is difficult to diagnosis in the absence of ascites. Laparotomy and laparoscopic biopsies are needed for the diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis. According to recent reports, the latter has a better outcome because of fewer associated complications. A case of tuberculous peritonitis in a renal transplant patient is reported that was diagnosed by laparoscopic peritoneal biopsy

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Tuberculous peritonitis; Renal transplantation; Laparoscopic biopsy
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