Harold A. Lyons, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John J. Rooney, M.D.; John A. Crocco, M.D.
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Tuberculous pericarditis remains a disease difficult to diagnose and is associated with a high mortality (40%). Treatment has never been formalized. In our experience with 32 patients having tuberculous pericarditis 7 (22%) failed to have a diagnosis antemortem. Of the remaining 25 patients 2 groups were compared, the first including 10 patients treated with triple therapy alone and the second, 15 patients treated with triple therapy and corticosteroids. Both groups were comparable as to age, race, sex, and extent and duration of disease. In the first group 4 of 10 patients died, and in the other there were no deaths.
Lyons HA, Rooney JJ, Crocco JA. Tuberculous Pericarditis.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1175. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1175_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1175.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pericardial Disease.
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