Mycobacterial Diseases

Mycobacterial Diseases
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ISSN: 2161-1068

Pericardial tuberculosis

It is a type of pericardial disease that may present as pericardial effusion, constrictive pericarditis, or effusive-constrictive pericarditis. Pericardial tuberculosis can be identified by the echocardiographic study of heart which shows presence of fibrin strands in the pericardial space.

Chest pain, cough, and breathlessness are the common symptoms of pericardial tuberculosis. 

Pericardial tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of tuberculous disease that can be fatal even with proper diagnosis and treatment. The proper diagnosis and optimal therapeutic management of this pericardial tuberculosis disease is not known because of its rarity.

Related Journals of Pericardial tuberculosis

Mycobacterial Diseases Journal, Applied Microbiology: open access, Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Tuberculous Pericarditis: Optimal Diagnosis and Management, Tuberculous Pericarditis - Circulation, A case of tuberculous pericardial effusion, Tuberculosis articles: The New England Journal of Medicine, Adenosine deaminase (ADA) in tuberculosis