Cardiac Pathology: Tuberculous pericarditis

01 June 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard


Acute tuberculous pericarditis


A 1937 autopsy specimen from a 31 year old man who had suffered from tuberculosis of the lungs for six years and had been confined to bed with open pulmonary tuberculosis (in a sanatorium) for eighteen months. He had been removed to a country solarium by ambulance as he was not improving, but died as he was being taken into the institution. At post mortem, both kidneys, both adrenals and both lungs being involved in active disease.


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