E-ISSN: 2822-2741
Tuberculous Pericarditis in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease After Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Therapy
1Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Gastroenterology, İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye
Journal of Enterocolitis 2022; 1(1): 23-25 DOI: 10.5152/Jenterocolitis.2022.220507
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This report describes a 54-year-old female, who experiences tuberculous pericarditis after using tumor necrosis factor-alpha blocker for her diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Following the diagnostic work-up, anti-tbc treatment was started and she had a very good response after 1 month. This case emphasizes the importance of considering the diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis in patients who use tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists, even though the latent tuberculosis infection screening was negative at the beginning.