Letters

Tuberculous pericarditis

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.535b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:535
  1. A Wijesundere,
  2. S H Siribaddana
  1. Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

    EDITOR, - The patient reported on by C P Clifford and G J Davies, who had tuberculous pericarditis that rapidly progressed to constriction, was Sri Lankan.1 Tuberculosis is the commonest cause of pericardial effusions in Sri Lanka. We recently prevented constrictive pericarditis in a boy in our unit by using steroids.

    A 13 year old boy was admitted with fever and cough of two weeks' duration. He …

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