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RE: What's in the Slide? Guess and Win #2 [CLOSED]

in STEMGeeks14 days ago (edited)

Is this a form of tuberculous? My reasoning being, from what I've gathered, that the presence of ascites plus pain high up (I suspect lungs when you say upper right quadrant) plus the country of the patient points to a high chance of TB infection. Tuberculous peritonitis, specifically?

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No, the stains used here are eosin and hematoxylin not ideal for tuberculosis. Acid fast stains would be the ideal if mycobacteria was to be highlighted. But if tuberculosis was considered the pattern would have something that resembles caseating granuloma which is not present here.

But you get points for considering tuberculosis as it's a default differential for a lot of diseases where it is endemic like the Philippines and can present in noncenventional ways.