Uncommon Presentation of a Common Disease

  • P BabuRaj Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.
  • R Anand Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
  • B L Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
Keywords: Prolonged fever, Pyopericardium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Abstract

Purulent pericarditis has become uncommon in the developed world due to widespread antibiotic use. It usually presents with acute cardiovascular decompensation and features of sepsis. Tuberculosis as a cause of pyopericardium is rare even in high prevalence areas. We report here an unusual cause of pyopericardium which presented as prolonged fever and finally turned out to be due to mycobacterium tuberculosis and 6 month course of anti tuberculous therapy resulted in complete recovery without any sequelae

Author Biographies

P BabuRaj, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.

Professor and Unit Chief , Department of General Medicine

R Anand, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine

B L Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine

Published
2016-03-30