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What is Tuberculous pericarditis?

What is Tuberculous pericarditis?

  • 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.

Tuberculous pericarditis: Introduction

Types of Tuberculous pericarditis:

Broader types of Tuberculous pericarditis:

How serious is Tuberculous pericarditis?

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

What causes Tuberculous pericarditis?

Causes of Tuberculous pericarditis: see causes of Tuberculous pericarditis

What are the symptoms of Tuberculous pericarditis?

Symptoms of Tuberculous pericarditis: see symptoms of Tuberculous pericarditis

Complications of Tuberculous pericarditis: see complications of Tuberculous pericarditis

Can anyone else get Tuberculous pericarditis?

More information: see contagiousness of Tuberculous pericarditis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tuberculous pericarditis

Tuberculous pericarditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tuberculous pericarditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tuberculous pericarditis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tuberculous pericarditis: Infectious Disease Specialist, Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tuberculous pericarditis.
Treatments for Tuberculous pericarditis: see treatments for Tuberculous pericarditis
Research for Tuberculous pericarditis: see research for Tuberculous pericarditis

Name of Tuberculous pericarditis

Main name of condition: Tuberculous pericarditis


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