Purulent Pericarditis after Liver Abscess: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Garca2014PurulentPA,
  title={Purulent Pericarditis after Liver Abscess: A Case Report},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Fidalgo Garc{\'i}a and Juan Carlos Rodr{\'i}guez Sanju{\'a}n and Mar{\'i}a Ria{\~n}o Molleda and Marta Gonz{\'a}lez Andaluz and H{\'e}ctor Real Noval and Manuel G{\'o}mez Fleitas},
  booktitle={Case reports in medicine},
  year={2014}
}
We present the case of a 49-year-old woman, with previous clinical antecedents of recent hepatic metastasis, who was admitted to the ICU due to respiratory failure and hemodynamic instability. She was found to have purulent pericarditis complicated by pericardial tamponade and pleural effusion, as well as surgical site infection, which was the origin of the disease. Cultures of the surgical wound and the pericardial effusion were positive for Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli. A… CONTINUE READING
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