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Tuberculous pericarditis

Tuberculous pericarditis: Introduction

Tuberculous pericarditis: Inflammation and swelling of the pericardium (fibrous sac surrounding the heart) that occurs as a complication of tuberculosis. The condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tuberculous pericarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Tuberculous pericarditis

Treatments for Tuberculous pericarditis

  • Antibiotics, pain-relieving medication, diuretics to remove excess fluid, NSAIDs or corticosteroids to alleviate inflammation, pericardiocentesis, surgical removal of part of pericardium in recurring or chronic cases
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tuberculous pericarditis?

Tuberculous pericarditis: Deaths

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Tuberculous pericarditis: Complications

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Causes of Tuberculous pericarditis

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Tuberculous pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tuberculous pericarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be ...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the ...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Tuberculous pericarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Tuberculous pericarditis

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Tuberculous pericarditis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tuberculous pericarditis

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Prognosis for Tuberculous pericarditis

Prognosis for Tuberculous pericarditis: The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.

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