A preliminary diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis
and cardiac tamponade was made, and the patient was administered an antitubercular treatment consisting of isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, in addition to oral prednisone.
Clinical characteristics and initial management of patients with tuberculous pericarditis
in the HIV era: the Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis in Africa (IMPI Africa) registry.
6] Most reports cite pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy and tuberculous pericarditis
as the predominant HIV-related cardiovascular conditions.
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, disseminated tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis.
was treated with atituberculous drugs for 9-12 months along with steroids for 8 weeks.
The idea came about after Brennan heard a cardiologist complaining that his patients with tuberculous pericarditis
and AIDS: Case report and review.
Although Africa is seeing a rise in lifestyle-associated atherosclerosis and other conditions common in the developed world, there are also large numbers of people suffering from chronic heart conditions with infectious origins, including rheumatic heart disease arising from streptococcal infection, endomyocardial fibrosis, and tuberculous pericarditis
As tuberculous pericarditis
is by far the most common cause of an effusion in this setting, patients with a pericardial effusion >5 mm in width were started on treatment for TB and closely monitored.
The differential diagnosis includes dilated cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, tuberculous pericarditis
and rheumatic heart disease.
Calcification associated with tuberculous pericarditis
presents as thick amorphous calcification along the atrio-ventricular groove.
Pericardial biopsy proved Tuberculous pericarditis
with positive fluid culture for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.