Chlamydia Trachomatis Peritonitis: Report of a Patient Presenting Spontaneous Regression of Ascites

Nobuyoshi YANAGISAWA, Hitoshi TOMIYASU, Tetsuya HADA, Nariaki KURE, Yumiko KOBAYASHI, Tetsurou KATAMOTO, Hitoshi SUGAYA, Takashi HARADA
1992 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
A 36-year-old Japanese woman complained of right hypochondralgia followed by ascites. Paracentesis showed a turbid, straw-colored sterile exudate. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen revealed a left periuteric mass and ascites. The mass and ascites spontaneously regressed within a month with no specific treatment. Later, after the patient had been discharged from hospital, immunofluorescence antibody titers for Chlamydia trachomatis were successfully determined
more » ... ully determined using stored ascitic fluid and serum. Though the number of cases of Chlamydia trachomatis peritonitis has increased, few cases with ascites have been reported, and spontaneous regression of the ascites is also rare. (Internal Medicine 31: 835-839, 1992)
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.31.835 fatcat:vsitrvmlmffzra2wg6kqv7i3fm