Volume 83, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We report a case of human immunodeficiency virus–associated pericardial tuberculosis complicated by cardiac tamponade. Emergency management and subsequent therapeutic interventions are described and then discussed with particular focus on resource-limited settings. The paucity of evidence to support clinical decisions is emphasized and the need for well designed diagnostic and therapeutic studies is highlighted.


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Supplementary Video 2. Video for the patient post-pericardiocentesis showing improved right ventricular filling.

Supplementary Video 1. Video for the patient showing large pericardial effusion and right ventricular collapse characteristic of cardiac

  • Received : 13 May 2010
  • Accepted : 16 Jun 2010

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