DOI: 10.1136/bmj.1.5331.683
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Abstract: Latex agglutination test positive. Mantoux text 1/1,000 negative. E.S.R. 51 mm./hr. Repeated tests for L.E. cells negative. Serum albumin 3.3 g./ 100 ml. Serum globulin 3.5 g./100 ml. Electrophoresis showed increase in a2-and y-globulins. No real improvement followed medical treatment, and on October 11 Mr. L. L. Bromley explored the pericardium. No evidence of tuberculosis was found and the thickened parietal pericardium stripped easily. There was, however, 60 ml. of dark brown fluid in the pericardial sac an… Show more

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