We report a case of cardiac tamponade in a child with meningococcal disease. Despite purulent meningococcal pericarditis is more frequent in children, we found a reactive pericardial effusion responsive to steroids and consistent with a rare immune complex associated pericardial involvement.
|Translated title of the contribution||A rare case of reactive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade subsequent to meningococcal meningitis|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infezioni in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases