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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 111-115

Tuberculous myocarditis is not always fatal: Report of three confirmed cases with uneventful outcome


1 College of Medicine, King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Hamdan AL-Jahdali
Professor of Medicine, King Saud University for Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor McGill University, Head of Pulmonary Division, Medical Director of Sleep Disorders Center, Medical Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_9_17

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death worldwide. It can affect any organ. However, cardiac involvement is extremely rare. Anti-TB therapy has been proved to be effective and curative in majority of TB cases except TB myocarditis, where it is found to be fatal. We describe three cases with confirmed TB with impaired left ventricular systolic function and low ejection fraction. All three cases improved clinically and left ventricular function returned to normal within a few weeks after the commencement of TB therapy.


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