Staphylococcus aureus pericardial abscess in a patient with liver cirrhosis: case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pericardial abscess is a rare complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. We report the case of a 40-year-old man with hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis who presented with high-grade fever and chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a pericardial mass and computed tomographic scanning and transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the presence of a loculated fluid collection. His illness persisted despite i.v. antibiotics and video-assisted thoracoscopic drainage. The patient was cured after surgical drainage and pericardiectomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • El-Ahdab, F; East, M; Sexton, D; Bashore, T

Published Date

  • September 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 926 - 927

PubMed ID

  • 14513994

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.SMJ.0000072357.15085.0F


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States