CHESTER S. KEEPER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Tuberculosis of the pericardium is the least common and most serious tuberculous infection of the serous membranes. Generally speaking, it is infrequent, and since it has various clinical features which may not direct one's immediate attention to the pericardium, I am reviewing a series of 20 cases which were observed over a period of several years. The details of the cases are indicated in table 1.
Age. It is agreed that tuberculosis of the pleurae and peritoneum is most often seen between the ages of 15 and 40 years. Everyone who has studied tuberculosis of the pericardium
KEEPER CS. TUBERCULOSIS OF THE PERICARDIUM; A STUDY OF TWENTY CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1085–1104. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-8-1085
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(8):1085-1104.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pericardial Disease.
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