Taponamiento cardiaco secundario a pericarditis tuberculosa aguda en paciente jóven, no asociado a inmunosupresión
Páez Ardila, Hugo Alberto
Trujillo González, Danilo E.
Motta Rincón, Ingrith
Ortiz Gómez, Stephanie
Tuberculous pericarditis represents a small percentage of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, whose diagnosis is still a challenge due to the variability in its presentation. Directed antimicrobial therapy is the mainstay of treatment, which should be followed closely to assess the associated complications and perform timely management. Here we present one case of a male 25-year-old, previously healthy, with ongoing cardiac tamponade and acute heart failure due to tuberculous pericarditis, whose diagnosis and confounding factors played an important role in the development of the case.