Angela Philips and Tarun Betha*
Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Jaipur National University Medical College and Research Center, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Tarun Betha, Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Jaipur National University Medical College and Research Center, Jaipur, India.
Received: January 31, 2023; Published: March 06, 2023
The article discusses the various causes of non-cardiac chest pain and the importance of identifying the underlying cause to provide appropriate treatment. We describe a case of a 26-year-old male with a one-year history of intermittent chest pain and recent onset breathlessness. The patient had consulted general practitioners and was treated for noncardiac chest pain and dyspepsia before presenting at the hospital. After various tests and evaluations, including an electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, and high-resolution CT thorax, the patient was diagnosed with pericarditis caused by Mycobacterial tuberculosis. He was started on Rifampicin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and isoniazid, as well as a combination of colchicine, NSAIDs, and proton pump inhibitors. The patient's condition improved significantly, and he was discharged after enrolling in the Indian NIKSHAY TB program.
Keywords: Pericarditis; Chest Pain; Breathlessness
Citation: Angela Philips and Tarun Betha. “A 26-Year-Old Male with Chronic Chest Pain, Breathlessness and Thickened Pericardium”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.4 (2023): 44-48.
Copyright: © 2022 Angela Philips and Tarun Betha. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.