Purulent pericarditis: review of a 20-year experience in a general hospital.

  title={Purulent pericarditis: review of a 20-year experience in a general hospital.},
  author={Jaume Sagrist{\`a}-Sauleda and Jos{\'e} Antonio Barrab{\'e}s and Gaiet{\'a} Permanyer-Miralda and Jordi Soler-Soler},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={22 6},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to review the features of purulent pericarditis in patients from a general hospital during a recent 20-year period. BACKGROUND Although studies published from 1974 to 1977 suggested a changing spectrum for purulent pericarditis, this view has not been proved. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the records of 33 patients from one general hospital who had a diagnosis of purulent pericarditis during the period 1972 to 1991. All autopsy protocols from… CONTINUE READING
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