Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 2nd, 2006
In a recent report, researchers in South Africa conducted a study to "investigate the immunopathogenesis of pericardial tuberculosis (TB) and the influence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the antituberculous immune response.
"Consecutive patients presenting with large pericardial effusions were subjected to a full clinical examination and pericardiocentesis. Aspirated fluid was sent for biochemistry, differential leukocyte count, flow cytometric analysis and determination of cytokine levels."
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