Practical aspects of the management of pericardial disease
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    Evidence-based treatment of tuberculous pericarditis

    Dear Editor

    I would like to point out that Maisch and Ristic's recomendations [1] on the duration of treatment and the use of adjuvant steroids in tuberculous pericarditis are not consistent with the best available evidence. They advise treatment for '9-12 months' with anti-tuberculous drugs. In a recent systematic review of clinical trials of antituberculous chemotherapy in patients with tuberculous pericarditis,...

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