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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. 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, 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 condition can 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 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, whereas there are 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" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the 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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Tuberculous pericarditis: Animations

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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