Staphylococcus aureus Pericardial Abscess Presenting as Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock After Acupuncture Therapy

@inproceedings{Han2012StaphylococcusAP,
  title={Staphylococcus aureus Pericardial Abscess Presenting as Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock After Acupuncture Therapy},
  author={Won-Seok Han and Young-Jin Yoon and Cheol-Woo Park and Sung Hwan Park and Oun-Ouk Nam and Il Rhee},
  booktitle={Korean circulation journal},
  year={2012}
}
Pericardial abscess is an extremely rare complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. We report a case of a 72-year-old woman with multiple acupuncture scars on both knees who presented with shortness of breath and general weakness. Transthoracic echocardiography and pericardiocentesis confirmed the presence of pericardial fluid collection. Staphylococcus aureus grew in both pericardial fluid and blood. Although an aggressive medical treatment including intravenous antibiotics and… CONTINUE READING
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