[Purulent pericarditis with a subacute constrictive course. Apropos of a case. Review of the literature].


A case of purulent pericarditis due to Hemophilus influenzae is reported. In spite of management by antibiotics and pericardial drainage, the disease ran a subacute course towards pericardial constriction. Fifty-two previously reported cases are reviewed. The most important clinical and paraclinical features are analyzed. Emphasis is put on the factors… (More)