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Recurrent heart failure in pulmonary tuberculosis patients on antitubercular therapy: A case of protector turning predator


Anti-tubercular drugs are associated some common and uncommon adverse effects. We report the association between cardiomyopathy and the use of anti-tubercular drugs. In the two cases described in the case report the different causes of cardiomyopathy are ruled out leading to the diagnosis of drug induced cardiomyopathy. The report also throws light on the various aspects of this association and the clinical implications.


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Correspondence to Animesh Ray MD, DNB, MRCP, DM.

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Ray, A., Nangia, V., Chatterji, R. et al. Recurrent heart failure in pulmonary tuberculosis patients on antitubercular therapy: A case of protector turning predator. Egypt J Bronchol 11, 288–291 (2017).

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