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Primary hepatic actinomycosis presenting as purulent pericarditis with cardiac tamponade.
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PMID:  22002733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac tamponade constitutes an exceptional form of actinomycosis. We describe a case of primary hepatic actinomycosis presenting as purulent pericarditis with cardiac tamponade in a 20-year-old patient with previous esophagectomy and colonic interposition, successfully managed by computed tomography-guided percutaneous drainage and a prolonged course of antibiotic treatment. Actinomyces israelii was identified in the pericardial fluid by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The literature on the simultaneous presentation of cardiac and hepatic actinomycosis is reviewed.
J Llenas-García; A Lalueza-Blanco; M Fernández-Ruiz; J Villar-Silva; M Ochoa; F Lozano; M Lizasoain; J M Aguado
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0973     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Unit of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitario "12 de Octubre", Universidad Complutense, Avda. de Córdoba, S/N, 28041, Madrid, Spain.
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