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    2006

Bacterial pericarditis and tamponade due to nonencapsulated Haemophilus influenzae complicating a case of adult community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Garg2006BacterialPA,
  title={Bacterial pericarditis and tamponade due to nonencapsulated Haemophilus influenzae complicating a case of adult community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Praveen Kumar Garg and Ruchi Gupta and James E. Szalados},
  journal={MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          48
        }
}
We report a case of bacterial pericarditis in an immunologically competent adult female caused by nonencapsulated Haemophilus influenzae (H influenzae) that was complicated by the acute development of life-threatening pericardial tamponade. H influenzae is a gram-negative coccobacillus, a pathogen most frequently associated with childhood exanthema (otitis media, meningitis) and, less frequently, adult pneumonia. Encapsulated, type b, or typable H influenzae is the strain implicated in… CONTINUE READING