Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206322
Title:
Purulent pericarditis.
Authors:
Kennedy, C; McEvoy, S
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland., kennedyclaire@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):97-9. Epub 2008 Jan 23.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206322
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0119-1
PubMed ID:
18214575
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Bacterial pericarditis has become a clinical rarity since the onset of antimicrobial therapy, yet remains fatal in a large majority of cases. AIM: We present the case of a 57-year-old male, admitted with a short history of pleuritic chest pain and dyspnoea. Investigations led to diagnosis of pyopericardium, most likely secondary to fistulating thoracic malignancy. Despite maximum medical treatment this condition proved fatal. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the still unfortunately poor prognosis of purulent pericarditis in the antibiotic era. Underlying aetiological factors should be searched for and eliminated where possible when a diagnosis of purulent pericarditis is made.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Fatal Outcome; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pericarditis/*diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathology; Pericardium/microbiology; Thoracic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathology
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:47:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:47:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:47:04Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):97-9. Epub 2008 Jan 23.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18214575en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0119-1en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206322-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Bacterial pericarditis has become a clinical rarity since the onset of antimicrobial therapy, yet remains fatal in a large majority of cases. AIM: We present the case of a 57-year-old male, admitted with a short history of pleuritic chest pain and dyspnoea. Investigations led to diagnosis of pyopericardium, most likely secondary to fistulating thoracic malignancy. Despite maximum medical treatment this condition proved fatal. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the still unfortunately poor prognosis of purulent pericarditis in the antibiotic era. Underlying aetiological factors should be searched for and eliminated where possible when a diagnosis of purulent pericarditis is made.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshFatal Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPericarditis/*diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPericardium/microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.titlePurulent pericarditis.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland., kennedyclaire@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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