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Published online: 2008-06-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Patient with purulent pericarditis caused by Salmonella enteritidis complicated by tamponade

Bartosz Górecki, Jacek Flasiński, Jacek Górski
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(6):664-667.

open access

Vol 66, No 6 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-06-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a case of a 64-year-old male patient with a history of advanced chronic heart failure, who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of decompensated right heart failure. Chronic tamponade was diagnosed and conservative treatment was administered. Due to the lack of improvement, surgical drainage of the pericardial sack was performed and Salmonella enteritidis was cultured from the pericardial fluid. After a month the patient fully recovered and was discharged.

Abstract

We report a case of a 64-year-old male patient with a history of advanced chronic heart failure, who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of decompensated right heart failure. Chronic tamponade was diagnosed and conservative treatment was administered. Due to the lack of improvement, surgical drainage of the pericardial sack was performed and Salmonella enteritidis was cultured from the pericardial fluid. After a month the patient fully recovered and was discharged.
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Keywords

Salmonella enteritidis; heart failure; heart tamponade; purulent pericarditis

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Title

Case report
Patient with purulent pericarditis caused by Salmonella enteritidis complicated by tamponade

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 6 (2008)

Pages

664-667

Published online

2008-06-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(6):664-667.

Keywords

Salmonella enteritidis
heart failure
heart tamponade
purulent pericarditis

Authors

Bartosz Górecki
Jacek Flasiński
Jacek Górski

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