Tuberculous pericarditis as the first manifestation of AIDS

J. Pedro-Botet, T. Auguet, J. Coll, S. Pons, J. Rubiés-Prat

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Abstract

Although it is known that extrapulmonary tuberculosis in patients with AIDS has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, pericardial involvement has rarely been described. We report a case of this condition as the first manifestation of AIDS with good response to antituberculous therapy. Although unusual, the diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis in symptomatic HIV-infected patients should be aggressively pursued because of the beneficial clinical response to treatment. © 1993 MMV Medizin Verlag GmbH München.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-335
JournalInfection
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1993

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