Densely calcified tuberculous constrictive pericarditis with concurrent active pulmonary tuberculosis infection

  • S Laudari DM Resident, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • S Dhungel DM Resident, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • S Gautam DM Resident, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • L Dubey DM Resident, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • G Prasad Professor, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • R Bhattacharya Professor, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
  • G Subramanyam Professor, Department of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
Keywords: Electrocariagraphy, Constrictive pericardditis, Tubercular, pericarditis

Abstract

Though pulmonary tuberculosis is a common chronic infection in the developing countries like Nepal, the incidence of tubercular constrictive pericarditis is very low. Here we report a patient of active pulmonary tuberculosis with sputum positive for acid fast bacilli along with densely calcified constrictive pericarditis which has been reported as a very rare presentation in the literature.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v10i2.12955

Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2014, Vol.10(2); 41-43

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2015-07-13
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Laudari, S., Dhungel, S., Gautam, S., Dubey, L., Prasad, G., Bhattacharya, R., & Subramanyam, G. (2015). Densely calcified tuberculous constrictive pericarditis with concurrent active pulmonary tuberculosis infection. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 10(2), 41-43. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v10i2.12955
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