EDGAR BARON, M.D.; DALE W. RITTER, M.D.
Involvement of the endocardium is one of the infrequent manifestations of tuberculosis and is usually associated with generalized miliary spread. Tuberculoma is even less common than either miliary tuberculous endocarditis or tuberculous extension from the pericardium or surrounding structure.
Baker,1 who wrote an excellent review of the subject in 1935, presented five cases of miliary tuberculous endocarditis and one with a tuberculoma of the right atrium associated with tuberculous pericarditis. Mark2 presented a case of tuberculous endocarditis of the pulmonary valve and referred to two other cases which were reported by Davie.6 Ward3 described a case of miliary endocardial tuberculosis
BARON E, RITTER DW. ENDOCARDIAL TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1023–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-4-1023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(4):1023-1030.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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