Hippokratia 1997, 1(4):210-212

E. Basagiannis, D. Kranitsas, B. Athyros, B. Abramidis, A. Kontopoulos


We present a case of purulent pneumococcal pericardiatis that was promptly diagnosed and successfully treated in our Hospital. Pericardiocentesis yielded purulent material and cultures grew streptococcus pneumonic. The treatment was a combination of surgical removal of pericardial segment and antibiotics failover with cultures results. The follow up to the patient one year after showed that the patient is doing well.

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