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Pathophysiology of primary meningococcal pericarditis associated with Neisseria meningitidis group C. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3082584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pericarditis associated with Neisseria meningitidis in the absence of meningitis or meningococcemia is an extremely rare event. We report herein a case of a 59-yr-old woman with primary meningococcal pericarditis caused by Neisseria meningitidis group C. The patient responded to a course of penicillin therapy and recovery was uncomplicated. The pathophysiologic features underlying or contributing to the disease are discussed and the pertinent literature is reviewed.
D J Hardy; W R Bartholomew; D Amsterdam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0732-8893     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-02     Completed Date:  1986-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
Meningococcal Infections / complications,  drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Neisseria meningitidis / isolation & purification*
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Pericarditis / complications,  drug therapy,  microbiology,  physiopathology*
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