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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Mar 1;2013. pii: bcr2012007749. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007749.

Tuberculous myopericarditis: a rare presentation in an immunocompetent host.

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Department of Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA. nayandesai_16@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a common cause of pericardial disease in India. Myocardial involvement, although well described in the literature, is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a patient with disseminated tuberculosis and myopericarditis manifesting as cardiogenic shock. The patient gradually improved on antituberculosis drug therapy, steroids and an evidence-based guideline driven therapy for heart failure. Follow-up imaging showed calcification of the pericardium and improvement of his left ventricular systolic function.

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PMC3618710
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10.1136/bcr-2012-007749
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