Diagnosis of pelvic tuberculosis in a patient with tubal infertility.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of pelvic tuberculosis presenting as primary infertility and discuss the various diagnostic modalities. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Academic reproductive medicine center. PATIENT(S): A 28-year-old nulliparous Indian immigrant presenting with primary infertility and known tubal pathology. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy and adhesiolysis and diagnostic endometrial sampling. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Acid-fast bacilli were obtained on polymerase chain reaction and culture of endometrial sample. RESULT(S): The patient was diagnosed with pelvic tuberculosis and treated with a directly observed multidrug regimen. CONCLUSION(S): Tuberculosis is an important cause of gynecologic morbidity and should be considered in the appropriate patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Crochet, JR; Hawkins, KC; Holland, DP; Copland, SD

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 289.e17 - 289.e20

PubMed ID

  • 20663499

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20663499

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.06.012


  • eng