What is caseous pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Until proven otherwise, caseation within the pericardial sac is tuberculous in origin. Untreated, caseous pericarditis is the most common antecedent to chronic constrictive pericarditis of a fibrocalcific nature.


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