IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-7-9-16512 Original Research Paper Ascitic and pleural fluid being positive for acid fast bacilli by Ziehl– Neelsen stain : A rare case report. Rai Dr. Dr.Prashanth M Hubli Dr. September 2018 7 9 01 02 ABSTRACT

The incidence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is rising globally due to the increased prevalence of HIV infection. Hence a high clinical suspicion and supportive diagnostics is necessary for the diagnosis . The incidence of  Acid fast bacilli being positive by ZN stain is very low, but in our patient who prented with easy fatigability, fever and abdominal distension of 5 months duration found to have both pleural and ascitic fluid positive for the organism.the patient was started with anti–tuberculosis treatment and is improving.