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Online ISSN 1827-1782
Hamidy R. 1, Ahmadinejad Z. 1, Layaee Z. Abdi 1, Satarzadeh R. 2, Pakdaman R. 1
1 Department of Infectious Diseases Imam Khomeini Hospital University of Tehran, Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Cardiosurgery Imam Khomeini Hospital University of Tehran, Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Purulent pericarditis is a rare but fatal bacterial infection. We report a 27 year's old injection drug user’s patient with staphylococcal purulent pericarditis. He received empirical antibiotic therapy in addition to percutaneous drainage and catheter insertion. Eventually the patient cured by administrating long course of antibiotic therapy and nonsurgical drainage.