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Figure 1: (A) Acute pericardial effusion showing numerous neutrophils (Giemsa ×200). (B) Chronic nonspecific pericarditis showing numerous lymphocytes and transformed lymphocytes and macrophages (Giemsa ×200). (C) (a) Tubercular pericarditis showing lymphohistiocytic infiltrate and occasional epithelioid cells in a necrotic background. (b) The fluidy background in tubercular effusion (Giemsa ×200). (c) The acid–fast bacilli in tubercular effusion smear (AFB stain ×400)

Figure 1: (A) Acute pericardial effusion showing numerous neutrophils (Giemsa ×200). (B) Chronic nonspecific pericarditis showing numerous lymphocytes and transformed lymphocytes and macrophages (Giemsa ×200). (C) (a) Tubercular pericarditis showing lymphohistiocytic infiltrate and occasional epithelioid cells in a necrotic background. (b) The fluidy background in tubercular effusion (Giemsa ×200). (c) The acid–fast bacilli in tubercular effusion smear (AFB stain ×400)