Tuberculous pericarditis

  • David A. Tibbutt
Keywords: Tuberculous pericarditis; effusion; pericardiocentesis; steroids.

Abstract

Tuberculous pericarditis is a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa with a mortality at six months of about 40% if there is associated HIV infection and 17% without. The key to improved treatment is for the clinician to be alert to the warning features, to conclude the diagnosis promptly and institute treatment as a matter of urgency.

Published
2022-11-25
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2309-4613
print ISSN: 2309-4605