Yeungnam Univ J Med.  2020 Jan;37(1):63-66. 10.12701/yujm.2019.00311.

Purulent pericarditis: subdiaphragmatic suppurative focus

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju Hospital, Gyeongju, Korea
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

Purulent pericarditis is defined as a localized pericardial infection with gross pus formation in the pericardial space. Although purulent pericarditis is now rare in the antibiotic era, it may be life-threatening. We describe a rare case of purulent pericarditis that originated from a subdiaphragmatic suppurative focus in an immunocompromised host.

Keyword

Colorectal cancer; Escherichia coli; Pericarditis; Suppuration
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