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Tuberculosis and sudden death: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11604981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although deaths from tuberculosis (TB) are increasing, TB-related sudden death (TBRSD) is rarely reported in the literature. We present a case report of fatal pulmonary TB with extrapulmonary extension in a patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a review of published reports of TBRSD in MEDLINE (1966 to October 2000). Forty-six cases of TBRSD were reported. The most common cause of TBRSD was tuberculous bronchopneumonia in 30 (64%) patients, followed by hemoptysis in 14 (30%) patients. Tuberculous myocarditis and isolated TB of the adrenal glands are seldom causes of TBRSD. The early detection of TB, use of directly observed therapy, and individualization of treatment can be helpful in decreasing the incidence of TBRSD.
S Alkhuja; A Miller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2001 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-17     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Bronx, NY 10457-2594, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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