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Myocardial abscess complicating healed myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  861868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An isolated myocardial abscess due to Bacteroides fragilis developed in the scar of a myocardial infarction. Fever, chills and signs of pericarditis were the main clinical features. Mild enteritis 1 week prior to the onset of symptoms related to the abscess was the most likely cause of the bacteremia. The diagnosis was established at thoracotomy, performed because of cardiac tamponade. Thirteen other cases of isolated bacterial myocardial abscess accompanying myocardial infarction have been reported, but all the infarctions were recent. Surgical resection for a suspected myocardial abscess should be considered in view of the high mortality, largely from cardiac rupture.
S Weisz; D G Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-23     Completed Date:  1977-07-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1156-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*
Bacteroides Infections / complications*
Bacteroides fragilis
Heart Diseases / etiology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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