Candida pericarditis: clinical profile and treatment.

  title={Candida pericarditis: clinical profile and treatment.},
  author={Reuven Rabinovici and D Szewczyk and Philip C Ovadia and Joshua Greenspan and Jocelyn J Sivalingam},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={63 4},
BACKGROUND Candida pericarditis is a rare medical and surgical emergency which, unless treated, leads to impaired cardiac function and death. To facilitate early diagnosis, the clinical features of this condition should be identified. METHODS Twenty-five cases of Candida pericarditis reported in the last 30 years along with 1 new case were reviewed with regard to demographics, precipitating factors, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. RESULTS The syndrome occurred in immunocompromised (73… CONTINUE READING
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