A “ Rare ” Cause of Pericardial Effusion – Case Report

  title={A “ Rare ” Cause of Pericardial Effusion – Case Report},
  author={Cristina Grigorescu and D. T. M. Marcu and Radu Sebastian Gavril and Ioana Mădălina Chiorescu and Florin Mitu},
A “RARE” CAUSE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION–CASE REPORT (Abstract): Although tuberculosis classically affects the lungs, lymphatic and hematogenous dissemination, as well as direct invasion of the pericardium from the adjacent pleura make Mycobacterium tuberculosis the most frequent cause of acute pericardial effusion in developing countries. We present the case of a 68-year-old patient presenting with acute cardiac failure due to large pericardial effusion, a week after undergoing drainage of a… CONTINUE READING