Massive purulent pericarditis presenting as cardiac tamponade

Azka Latif, Apurva D. Patel, Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Chetan Lokhande, Michael Del Core, Dennis Esterbrooks

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Acute bacterial pericarditis is rarely encountered in the modern antibiotic era. Purulent pericarditis is a serious form of bacterial pericarditis with high mortality. It can rapidly progress to cardiac tamponade, leading to hemodynamic instability, septic shock, and death if left untreated. Here we present a case of massive purulent pericarditis with cardiac tamponade that was successfully managed with intravenous antibiotics and drainage in a young immunocompetent man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-663
Number of pages2
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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