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The worldwide incidence of tuberculosis TB is rising and is linked to immigration patterns and the rise in incidence of HIV. Extra-pulmonary disease, in particular, can lead to diagnostic dilemmas. Because the total number of cases of TB in pregnancy in developed countries is small and often concentrated in specific urban areas with large immigrant populations, clinicians may rarely encounter the problem. This paper provides actual clinical experience of one recent case.

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Tuberculosis TB; Pregnancy; Extra-Pulmonary TB; Abdominal Tuberculosis; Abdominal Tuberculosis in Pregnancy; Pregnancy and Tuberculosis

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Kangeyan, N. , N. E. Webster, S. , Sanyal, A. and Beukenholdt, R. 2012 Tuberculosis in pregnancy—Diagnostic dilemma. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2, 174-175. doi: 10.4236-ojog.2012.22035.





Author: Narmatha Kangeyan, Sophia N. E. Webster, Aparna Sanyal, Remko Beukenholdt

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