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Neglected disease; genital tuberculosis

By Turan Çeten M., Demir S.C., Kadayifçi O. and Kurdoglu N.


Objective: The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of genital tuberculosis on infertility. Material; and Methods: One hundred and eighteen patients had laparotomy with various indications who applied to the Infertility Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology Outpatients Clinic of the University of Çukurova in a period between 1st January 1984 to 1st January 1999. Results: Genital tuberculosis has been diagnosed incidentally in 16 out of 118 patients. 11 of them had primary and 5 of them had secondary infertility. The incidence of genital tuberculosis was 13.5%. The mean age of patients was 27.8. Discussion: Since nowadays genital tuberculosis is neglected, it seems [hat because of (migration atypical forms of tuberculosis will be reborn both in developed and also in developing countries

Topics: Genital tuberculosis, Gynecologic surgery, Infertility
Year: 2006
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