Bronchomediastinal fistula presenting as purulent pericarditis in a healthy 32-year-old man

Aiman Smer, Alok Saurav, Ahmed Abuzaid, Ojas Bansal, Nawras Abuhamidah, Ayan Mohamed, Natchiket Patel, Mooss Aryan

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Abstract

Acute purulent pericarditis is rarely caused by anaerobic bacteria and it is almost always a complication of another disease process. Esophagomediastinal fistula, odontogenic, or pleuropulmonary infections have been reported to be the primary source of purulent pericarditis. If not diagnosed and treated promptly, purulent pericarditis is usually a fatal disease. We describe a case of bronchomediastinal fistula as sequels from a necrotizing parenchymal infection, leading on to secondary mediastinitis and pleuropericardial involvement in an immunocompetent patient..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Smer, A., Saurav, A., Abuzaid, A., Bansal, O., Abuhamidah, N., Mohamed, A., Patel, N., & Aryan, M. (2015). Bronchomediastinal fistula presenting as purulent pericarditis in a healthy 32-year-old man. Journal of Cardiology Cases, 11(1), 35-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2014.09.007