Un complicato caso di pericardite purulenta secondaria a polmonite

Translated title of the contribution: A complicated case of purulent pericarditis secondary to pneumonia

Francesco Casella, Giuseppina Pisano, Ilaria Bossi, Chiara Cogliati, Nicola Montano

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Abstract

Purulent pericarditis in the antibiotic era has become an uncommon entity. It is typically an acute illness with a high mortality (about 30%) related to cardiac tamponade, a complication that accounts for 42-77% of cases. Few cases of purulent pericarditis associated with tamponade have been published in the literature. In this paper we describe a complicated case of purulent pericarditis secondary to left pneumonia. In particular, we emphasize the importance of early recognition, prompt institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy and early drainage for survival.

Translated title of the contributionA complicated case of purulent pericarditis secondary to pneumonia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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