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A case of cardiac tamponade caused by tuberculous pericarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19155666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 71-year-old woman was admitted with a diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. Emergency transthoracic echocardiography showed a large amount of pericardial effusion compressing the whole heart. Pericardiocentesis was performed immediately and nearly 1 liter of hemorrhagic fluid was aspirated. Pathological result of the pericardiocentesis material was benign, acid-resistant bacteria were not found in the pericardial fluid, and bacteria cultures were negative. The only parameter suggesting tuberculous pericarditis was adenosine deaminase activity in the pericardial fluid, which was measured as 76 U/l. With antituberculosis therapy for six months, the patient showed complete improvement; no signs of deterioration were observed and echocardiographic findings were normal.
Alaettin Avşar; Nuran Kara Günay; Ataç Celik; Mehmet Melek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-21     Completed Date:  2009-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Deaminase / analysis,  metabolism
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Biopsy, Needle / methods
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
Pericarditis, Tuberculous / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anticoagulants; EC Deaminase

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