TB PERICARDITIS- A CASE REPORT

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TIRUMALA KANAKA DURGA SRIPATHI
HEMALATHA GANAPATHY
NATARAJAN SURESH

Abstract

Tuberculous pericarditis is a complication of TB with pericardial fluid with elevated interferon –gamma > 50 pg/ml being highly specific for tuberculous pericarditis.

For Tuberculous pericarditis definite diagnosis is based on the presence of tubercle bacilli in pericardial fluid or on a histological section of the pericardium. ”probable” tuberculous pericarditis is based on the proof of a lymphocytic pericardial exudates with elevated adenosine deaminase levels, and/or appropriate response to anti tuberculosis chemotherapy. Treatment consists of 4-drug antituberculosis regimen for 6 months. Appropriate treatment for constrictive pericarditis is surgical rresection of the pericardium.

Keywords:
Tuberculous pericarditis, pericardial fluid, pericardial aspiration, lymphocytic pericardial exudates

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SRIPATHI, T., GANAPATHY, H., & SURESH, N. (2017). TB PERICARDITIS- A CASE REPORT. Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, 3(3), 55-58. Retrieved from https://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOCRIMS/article/view/749
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