WBR0027

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Author Raviteja Reddy Guddeti MBBS, Aarti Narayan MBBS
Exam Type USMLE Step 2 CK Flash Card
Main Category Internal medicine
Sub Category Cardiovascular
Prompt What is the most common cardiac manifestation of HIV?
Answer A Myocardial infarction
Answer A Explanation
Answer B Myocarditis
Answer B Explanation
Answer C Pericardial effusion
Answer C Explanation
Answer D Angina
Answer D Explanation
Answer E Endocarditis
Answer E Explanation
Right Answer C
Explanation The correct answer is pericardial effusion. Common causes of pericardial effusion in HIV infection are mycobacterial infections and neoplasms like lymphoma and kaposi’s sarcoma.

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