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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-184

Pericardial effusion: A paradoxical presentation of tuberculosis treatment


Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Rahul Kumar Sharma
Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.187833

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Paradoxical reactions (PRs) in patients of tuberculosis on antitubercular treatment (ATT) are a well-known entity, but pericardial effusion as a PR to ATT is almost an unheard phenomenon. Here, we report a rare case of pericardial effusion developing after the initiation of ATT in an immunocompetent patient, which resolved after the addition of steroids to his treatment.


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