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Purulent pericarditis following pneumonia pericardotomy; drainage; subsequent empyema; operation followed by erysipelas and axillary abscess; recovery by Frederick Cheever Shattuck

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Published by Damrell & Upham in Boston, MA .
Written in English


  • Pericarditis,
  • Pneumonia, complications

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Statementby F.C. Shattuck and Charles B. Porter
ContributionsPorter, Charles Burnham, 1840-1909, Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26285535M

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Purulent pericarditis is an infrequent, but important complication of infective illnesses, in particular pneumonia, which if diagnosed early has a good prognosis. The incidence of the condition is probably increasing, particularly in the immuno-compromised group of patients. Prior to the widespread use of antibiotics, purulent pericarditis was a frequent complication of pneumococcal pneumonia. In modern times, most cases of purulent pericarditis are associated with nosocomial bloodstream infections (such as in the setting of dialysis), thoracic surgery, or immunosuppression (eg, HIV, chemotherapy). The authors present two cases of purulent pericarditis secondary to pneumococcus pneumonia, a rare entity in the antibiotic era, one of them in an apparently healthy person. A systematized diagnostic approach to moderate pericardial effusion is presented, together with a review of purulent by: 8. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) causes pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, epiglottitis, septic arthritis, cellulitis, otitis media, purulent pericarditis, and less commonly, endocarditis, endophthalmitis, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, and -type b-encapsulated strains present in a similar manner to type b infections. Nontypable strains more commonly cause infections of the.

Purulent pericarditis and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Medical Microbiology 63(Pt_2) November with 74 Reads. Purulent pericarditis (PP) is a rare condition (pericarditis) and is defined as neutrophilic pericardial effusion infected by a bacterial, fungal or parasitic agent. 1 The most common culprits are staphylococci, streptococci and pneumococci, and the main associated lesions are empyema (50%) and pneumonia (33%).Cited by: 1. Albeit rare, purulent pericarditis can arise as a complication of pneumococcal pneumonia, significantly increasing morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with predisposing factors such as pre-existing pericardial effusion, immunosuppression, poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, and chronic autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), as well as in those with a history of . 3. Discussion. Purulent pericarditis is an acute severe illness with still high mortality of up to 30%, especially if diagnosis and treatment are posing factors include pneumonia, previous cardiac or thoracic surgery, immunosuppression, and pre-existing aseptic pericarditis and infective organisms are the main causative agents. Cited by: