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Tuberculosis myocarditis: a case report.
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PMID:  11922029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 35-year old man presented with fever, weight loss, drenching night sweats and symptoms of cardiac failure for three months. Examination revealed wasting, peripheral oedema, bilateral pleural effusion and constrictive pericarditis. A diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis with bilateral pleural effusion probably due to tuberculosis was made. Human immunodeficiency virus antibodies and six sputum for acidfast bacilli were negative. Electrocardiograph revealed low voltages globally and echocardiography showed global myocardial hypokinesia. He had pericardiectomy, pericardial and pleural histology was non-specific inflammatory reaction but myocardial histology showed granulomatous changes of tuberculous myocarditis. We suggest that in experienced hands myocardial biopsy could be useful in making the diagnosis.
S S Danbauchi; V I Odigie; A H Rafindadi; G D Kalayi; I Mohammed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-29     Completed Date:  2002-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Myocarditis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  surgery
Pericarditis, Constrictive / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  surgery
Pericarditis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*,  surgery
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular / complications,  diagnosis*

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