Purulent pericarditis: A rare diagnosis

The authors present two cases of purulent pericarditis secondary to pneumococcus pneumonia, a rare entity in the antibiotic era, one of them in an apparently healthy person. A systematized diagnostic approach to moderate pericardial effusion is presented, together with a review of purulent pericardi...

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Main Authors: Luís Ferreira dos Santos, Davide Moreira, Pedro Ribeiro, Bruno Rodrigues, Emanuel Correia, Luís Nunes, Miguel Sequeira, Ana Albuquerque, Inês Barros, José Pedro Saraiva, Oliveira Santos
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2013-09-01
Series:Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2174204913001748