Purulent pericarditis complicating septicaemia: report of two cases.

  title={Purulent pericarditis complicating septicaemia: report of two cases.},
  author={Abdullahi Agaba-Idu Musa and Babatunde Abayomi Salami and Adedayo O. Tade},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={80 6},
Intrapericardial (Pericardial) abscess is quite rare as a complication of sepsis and as a cardiac complication of typhoid septicaemia. It is rapidly fatal if untreated. We report two cases of a schoolboy eight years old with septicaemia from pyomyositis of the right thigh and another of nine and a half years with typhoid perforation and typhoid septicaemia that developed pericardial abscesses. In well-developed centres, computerised tomography, ultrasonography and other radiological… CONTINUE READING