Tuberculous myopericarditis: A rare presentation in an immunocompetent host

Nayan Desai, Shivang Desai, Udit Chaddha, Brian Gable

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Tuberculosis is a common cause of pericardial disease in India. Myocardial involvement, although well described in the literature, is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a patient with disseminated tuberculosis and myopericarditis manifesting as cardiogenic shock. The patient gradually improved on antituberculosis drug therapy, steroids and an evidence-based guideline driven therapy for heart failure. Follow-up imaging showed calcification of the pericardium and improvement of his left ventricular systolic function.

Original languageEnglish
Article number007749
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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