An unusual cause of a large fibrinous pericardial effusion

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The commonest cause of a large fibrinous pericardial effusion in sub-Saharan Africa is tuberculosis. There are, however, limited resources available for making a definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis. The diagnosis is largely based on clinical criteria. There is a risk of misdiagnosing less-common causes of large fibrinous pericardial effusions… (More)
DOI: 10.5830/CVJA-2014-075

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@inproceedings{TembaniMunyandu2015AnUC, title={An unusual cause of a large fibrinous pericardial effusion}, author={Noleen Chengetai Tembani-Munyandu and Leolin Katsidzira and Rudo Makunike-Mutasa and Andrew Chinogureyi}, booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa}, year={2015} }