RAY C. JANOVSKY, M.D.; JOHN F. BOETTNER, M.D.; H. SCOTT VANORDSTRAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DONALD B. EFFLER, M.D.
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Shock and pain are seldom considered to be prominent manifestations of tuberculous pericarditis. The onset of the disease is usually insidious, and pain, when present, has been most often reported as a dull ache, vaguely localized to the chest.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 In the case to be reported the patient was a robust, stoical individual who, many times, presented himself with the sole complaint of agonizing chest pain.
The patient, a 45 year old telephone lineman, was first seen on December 29, 1945, because of an upper respiratory infection associated with ill-defined precordial pain. His
JANOVSKY RC, BOETTNER JF, VANORDSTRAND HS, EFFLER DB. RECURRENT TUBERCULOUS PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1268–1274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1268
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1268-1274.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pericardial Disease.
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