Host-directed therapies for tuberculous pericarditis.


TB Pericarditis is associated with significant inflammatory and immune responses which can paradoxically cause injury to the pericardium and myocardium. Management with anti-TB therapy alone does not prevent complications or reduce mortality. Thus the prevailing view is that adjunct host-directed therapies such as use of glucocorticoid treatment could… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.11.017


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@article{Zumla2015HostdirectedTF, title={Host-directed therapies for tuberculous pericarditis.}, author={Alimuddin I. Zumla and Markus J. Maeurer and Guido Moll and Bongani M. Mayosi}, journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases}, year={2015}, volume={32}, pages={30-1} }