Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis: Two Case Reports

Kursat F. M., Okuturlar Y., Kursat H., Kocoglu H., Bahtiyar I., Ozdemir B., ...More

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.55, pp.239-242, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier


Mycobacterium tuberculosis is still a major public health problem today, especially in developing countries. Tuberculosis is a disease that can involve every organ, especially the lungs, and the emergence of different symptoms in every organ makes it difficult to diagnose the disease. Tuberculous peritonitis, which accounts for approximately 1-3% of the cases, can lead to difficulties in differential diagnosis with unusual presentations. In this article, two tuberculous peritonitis cases will be discussed in order to emphasize the difficulties in diagnosis.