Purulent pericarditis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C and confirmed through polymerase chain reaction.

Abstract

We here report the case of a previously healthy 20-y-old male with disseminated meningococcal disease and purulent pericarditis. Polymerase chain reaction was used to identify Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C as the causative agent in the pericardial fluid. 

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