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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 27028, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/27028
Case Report

Postmenopausal Tuberculosis Endometritis

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecological Clinic, Istanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 3 March 2007; Accepted 15 March 2007

Copyright © 2007 Kemal Güngördük et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Tuberculosis remains a global health problem, primarily in developing countries with inadequate health services. A significant portion of tuberculosis in these settings is extrapulmonary, including tuberculosis of the genitourinary tract. Patients with genital tuberculosis are usually young women detected during work up for infertility. After menopause, tuberculosis of the endometrium is a rare possibility probably because of the decreased vascularity of the tissues. We present a case of endometrial tuberculosis with postmenopausal vaginal bleeding.