Tuberculous pericardial effusion
- Urgent echocardiogram was done in the emergency department which showed a large pericardial effusion.
- Therapeutic pericardiocentesis was done (1.2 liter yellow color pericardial fluid was aspirated).
- Laboratory analysis of the pericardial fluid was positive for mycobacterium tuberculosis complex & acid fast bacilli (AFB) and negative for malignant cells.
- Sputum was negative for acid fast bacilli.