Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Gupta, D and Thakur, P and Chabra, V and Kapur, G and Sondhi, S (2013) Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Subclinical Hypothyroidism. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Hypothyroidism is an uncommon cause of ascites. Here we describe a case of a 75 year-old female patient with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and subclinical hypothyroidism that resolved with thyroid replacement and antibiotic therapy respectively. Ascitic fluid analysis revealed a gram-positive bacterium on gram staining. A review of the literature revealed just one other reported case of myxoedema ascites with concomitant spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and no case has till been reported of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in subclinical hypothyroidism.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Peritonitis; Ascites; subclinical Hypothyroidism
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9700
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:21 Feb 2015 14:34
Last Modified:20 Apr 2015 11:44

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