Purulent pericarditis report of 2 cases and review of the literature

Shailja V. Parikh, Nada Memon, Melvin Echols, Jessica Shah, Darren K McGuire, Ellen C. Keeley

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Abstract

Purulent pericarditis, a localized infection within the pericardial space, has become a rare entity in the modern antibiotic era. Although historically a disease of children and young adults, this is no longer the case: the median age at the time of diagnosis has increased by nearly 30 years over the past 6 decades. Despite advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities, purulent pericarditis remains a life-threatening illness. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is made postmortem in more than half the cases. Thus, a high index of clinical suspicion is crucial. We present 2 cases of purulent pericarditis, and provide an updated review of other case series published over the past 60 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-65
Number of pages14
JournalMedicine
Volume88
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Parikh, S. V., Memon, N., Echols, M., Shah, J., McGuire, D. K., & Keeley, E. C. (2009). Purulent pericarditis report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Medicine, 88(1), 52-65. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0b013e318194432b

Purulent pericarditis report of 2 cases and review of the literature. / Parikh, Shailja V.; Memon, Nada; Echols, Melvin; Shah, Jessica; McGuire, Darren K; Keeley, Ellen C.

In: Medicine, Vol. 88, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 52-65.

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Parikh, SV, Memon, N, Echols, M, Shah, J, McGuire, DK & Keeley, EC 2009, 'Purulent pericarditis report of 2 cases and review of the literature', Medicine, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 52-65. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0b013e318194432b
Parikh, Shailja V. ; Memon, Nada ; Echols, Melvin ; Shah, Jessica ; McGuire, Darren K ; Keeley, Ellen C. / Purulent pericarditis report of 2 cases and review of the literature. In: Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 88, No. 1. pp. 52-65.
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