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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 176487, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/176487
Case Report

Tubercular Ascites Simulating Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome following In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer Pregnancy

1Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of OBG, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
2Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India

Received 26 June 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013

Academic Editors: G. Hillerdal and I. Lang

Copyright © 2013 Amar Ramachandran 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

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a known complication of using ovulation induction drugs in assisted reproductive techniques. Its incidence and severity vary. Tuberculosis is a very common disease in the developing world, and ascites is one of its sequelae. The newer aids in diagnosing tuberculosis include measuring levels of Adenosine DeAminase (ADA) in the third-space fluids or serum. This case report is from a tertiary care center, reflecting how tubercular ascites simulated OHSS, and the right diagnosis was made and managed. This is being presented due to its rarity.