Peritoneal and pleural tuberculosis
Three month history of weight loss. Presented with shortness of breath and distended abdomen.
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Right pleural effusion, with underlying pleural nodularity.
Small-moderate amount of ascites. Peritoneal nodularity, as well as nodular omental thickening.
The main differential diagnoses for this case would be
- TB infection
Biopsy was performed of the terminal ileum which demonstrated non-necrotising granulomatous inflammation, with a positive mycobacterium TB PCR.