Pericardial Effusion - Melioidosis or Tuberculosis

Authors

  • Smitha Bhat Father Muller Medical College
  • Jayaprakash Alva Father Muller Medical College
  • Mohammad Ashraf Father Muller Medical College
  • Sourab Hiremath
  • Shishir Duble

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.9368

Keywords:

Pericardial Effusion, Melioidosis

Abstract

Melioidosis which is endemic in South East Asia and Northern Australia is now being reported from the Indian subcontinents as well. Meliodosis rarely presents as pericardial effusion. We report a case of B. pseudomallei causing pericardial effusion from India, where the most common infective cause of pericardial effusion is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The chronic presentation of melioidosis is not unlike tuberculosis, and the clinician must have a high index of suspicion to diagnose meliodosis, especially in geographical areas where both tuberculosis and melioidosis are prevalent.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.9368

J Medicine 2012; 13 : 230-232

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Author Biography

Smitha Bhat, Father Muller Medical College

Consultant Physician and Associate Professor of Medicine. Convener, MEU

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Published

2012-11-27

How to Cite

Bhat, S., Alva, J., Ashraf, M., Hiremath, S., & Duble, S. (2012). Pericardial Effusion - Melioidosis or Tuberculosis. Journal of Medicine, 13(2), 230–232. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.9368

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Case Reports