KUMJ | VOL. 5 | NO. 4 | ISSUE 20 | OCT-DEC, 2007

Tuberculosis: an unusual presentation
Kohli SC, Piryani RM


Patient with tuberculosis may present with atypical, unusual or complex features. The reported case is of 31 years lady admitted with fever, breathlessness and features of cardiac failure. She was detected to have right lower lung consolidation, minimal bilateral pleural effusion, features suggestive of sub-acute pericarditis and subsequent chest x-ray revealed miliary mottling as well. Later on Acid Fast Bacilli were detected in sputum and pleural fluid. Clinicians need to keep complex presentation of TB in mind to manage the case at its earlier stage to avoid residual complication.

Keyword : TB, Lower Lung Field, Bilateral Pleural Effusion, Effusive Pericarditis