Echocardiography in differentiating tuberculous from chronic idiopathic pericardial effusion.

@article{George2004EchocardiographyID,
  title={Echocardiography in differentiating tuberculous from chronic idiopathic pericardial effusion.},
  author={Sudhakar George and Abdulgarbar Salama and Babu Uthaman and Grace Cherian},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2004},
  volume={90 11},
  pages={1338-9}
}
T uberculous pericarditis continues to have a high incidence in developing countries. Despite effective antimicrobial treatment and improved public health in developed countries, there has been a recent surge in the incidence of both atypical and classical tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients, especially those infected with HIV. Only a few studies have been published describing the echocardiographic features of tuberculous pericardial effusion, especially with reference to… CONTINUE READING