Diagnosing tuberculous pericarditis.


BACKGROUND Definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis requires isolation of the tubercle bacillus from pericardial fluid, but isolating the organism is often difficult. AIM To improve diagnostic efficiency for tuberculous pericarditis, using available tests. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Consecutive patients (n = 233… (More)


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@article{Reuter2006DiagnosingTP, title={Diagnosing tuberculous pericarditis.}, author={Hanna Reuter and Luke Burgess and Wieke van Vuuren and A. Doubell}, journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians}, year={2006}, volume={99 12}, pages={827-39} }