Beenish Aziz Mukhtar, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Shazia Mohsin, Samreen Kulsoom Zaidi, Ali Faisal Saleem, Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed.
Purulent Pericarditis due to Pseudomonas Species in an Immunocompetent Infant.
Infect Dis J Jan ;22(3):601-3.
Purulent pericarditis is an important and devastating morbidity in children. Pseudomonas infection causing purulent pericarditis is a rare entity in children with a very few case reports. It is mostly associated with primary or secondary immunodeficiency and concomitant cystic fibrosis. We are reporting a case of an immunocompetent infant with cardiac tamponade secondary to pericarditis due to pseudomonas species. A pericardiocentesis was done and he was treated with intravenous antibiotics for 6 weeks.
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