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

dc.contributor.authorNtshalintshali, Siphoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMhlana, Nontembisoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMoosajee, Farzanaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAbousriwiel, Riyaden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Kiranen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDu Toit, Rietteen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T09:00:19Z
dc.date.available2020-06-30T09:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationNtshalintshali, S. et al. 2020. A massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosis. SA Heart, 17(2):204-206, doi:10.24170/17-2-4153
dc.identifier.issn2071-4602 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1996-6741 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24170/17-2-4153
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/108679
dc.descriptionCITATION: Ntshalintshali, S. et al. 2020. A massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosis. SA Heart, 17(2):204-206, doi:10.24170/17-2-4153.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ
dc.description.abstractSouth 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 cases presenting with massive pericardial effusions secondary to Still’s disease (sJIA) and Adult onset Still’s disease (AOSD). Both cases were treated with ATT, with an alternative diagnosis only considered upon poor response to therapy and the development of ATT associated side effects. Our objective is to remind clinicians of other potential differential diagnoses in the clinical scenario of massive effusive pericarditis in a tuberculosis endemic region.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ/article/view/4153
dc.format.extent4 pages ; illustrations, photos
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Heart Association
dc.subjectTuberculosis -- Chemotherapy -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectPericardium -- Diseases -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectRheumatoid arthritis -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectDiagnostic errorsen_ZA
dc.titleA massive pericardial effusion in South Africa is not always due to tuberculosisen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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