Agrobacterium tumefaciens peritonitis mimicking tuberculosis

Francisco C. Ramirez, Zahid A. Saeed, Rabih O. Darouiche, Ribhi M. Shawar, Boris Yoffe

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Agrobacterium species have been previously implicated in the development of clinical disease. We report what we believe to be the first case of ascites caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens in a cirrhotic patient. Since the correct diagnosis was made only after laparoscopy-guided collection of specimens from two different tissues, we suggest that Agrobacterium may be an underdiagnosed pathogen in clinical situations in which tuberculosis is considered to be the cause of high-protein ascites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-940
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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