• A massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosis 

      Ntshalintshali, Sipho; Mhlana, Nontembiso; Moosajee, Farzana; Abousriwiel, Riyad; George, Kiran; Du Toit, Riette (South African Heart Association, 2020)
      South Africa (SA) has a high incidence of tuberculosis. Medical conditions mimicking tuberculosis often result in erroneous treatment with antitubercular therapy (ATT) before a definitive diagnosis is made. We report on 2 ...
    • Meeting the challenges in the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies 

      Manie, Mouroed (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
      Inflammatory myopathy (IM) is a rubric term to describe a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases typified by dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The current classifications are unsatisfactory, but IM associated with other ...
    • Speckle tracking echocardiography in acute lupus myocarditis : comparison to conventional echocardiography 

      Du Toit, Riette; Herbst, Phillip G.; Van Rensburg, Annari; Snyman, Hendrik W.; Reuter, Helmuth; Doubell, Anton F. (BioScientifica, 2017)
      Aims: Lupus myocarditis occurs in 5–10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). No single feature is diagnostic of lupus myocarditis. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) can detect subclinical left ...