Primary purulent bacterial pericarditis due to Streptococcus intermedius in an immunocompetent adult: a case report Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Khan, Mohammad S; Khan, Zubair; Banglore, Bhavana S; Alkhoury, Ghattas; Murphy, Laura; Georgescu, Claudiu


  • Acute purulent bacterial pericarditis is of rare occurrence in this modern antibiotic era. Primary involvement of the pericardium without evidence of underlying infection elsewhere is even rarer. It is a rapidly progressive infection with high mortality. We present an extremely rare case of acute purulent bacterial pericarditis in an immunocompetent adult patient with no underlying chronic medical conditions.

publication date

  • 2018

published in

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