Tuberculous pericarditisBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.535b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:535
- A Wijesundere,
- S H Siribaddana
- 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 …