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Chirurgia 2008 February;21(1):35-6

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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A report of successful nonsurgical treatment of methicillin resistant staphylococal acute purulent pericarditis

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


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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.

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