Purulent pericarditis.

  title={Purulent pericarditis.},
  author={Nicod{\`e}me Sinzobahamvya and M. O. Ikeogu},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={62 7},
Eleven children under 16 years of age with purulent pericarditis were seen in one hospital in one year. The condition was always secondary to a septic focus elsewhere, usually staphylococcal pneumonia; its incidence after pneumonia was 0.64%, but this may be an underestimate. Clinical diagnosis can be difficult in patients with pneumonia as the heart is not always enlarged. Persistent or progressive liver enlargement was an important diagnostic feature. The presence of excess pericardial fluid… CONTINUE READING

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