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Purulent pericarditis complicating septicaemia: report of two cases.
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PMID:  12953744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrapericardial (Pericardial) abscess is quite rare as a complication of sepsis and as a cardiac complication of typhoid septicaemia. It is rapidly fatal if untreated. We report two cases of a schoolboy eight years old with septicaemia from pyomyositis of the right thigh and another of nine and a half years with typhoid perforation and typhoid septicaemia that developed pericardial abscesses. In well-developed centres, computerised tomography, ultrasonography and other radiological investigations are employed for both diagnosis and therapy. We emphasise that these can be accomplished by good clinical examination, radiography of chest and the use of 18-G intra-venous cannula for percutaneous pericardiocentesis without aggressive surgical intervention.
A A Musa; B A Salami; A O Tade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-04     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, PMB 2001, Sagamu, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / complications*,  microbiology,  therapy
Pericarditis / etiology*,  microbiology,  therapy
Salmonella Infections* / microbiology,  therapy
Salmonella typhi / isolation & purification
Staphylococcal Infections* / microbiology,  therapy
Staphylococcus aureus
Treatment Outcome

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