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Cardiovascular Tuberculosis

  • John A. Crocco


Cardiovascular tuberculosis is an uncommon extrapulmonary manifestation of mycobacterial disease. With the advent of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which has increased the incidence of mycobacterial disease (1–7), particularly of the extrapulmonary type (8), one can expect an increase in cardiovascular tuberculosis. Pericardial tuberculosis is the disease present in the greatest percentage of patients with cardiovascular tuberculosis (9–13). Tuberculosis of the aorta (14–15) and myocardium (16) are reported but extremely unusual forms of cardiovascular tuberculosis.


Pericardial Effusion Constrictive Pericarditis Pericardial Fluid Antituberculosis Drug Tuberculous Pleural Effusion 
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