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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-60

Acute heart failure due to invasive pneumococcal disease and purulent pericarditis: A case report


1 Division of Cardiology, Cardiocentro Ticino Institute, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland
2 Department of Health Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gregorio Tersalvi
Division of Cardiology, Cardiocentro Ticino Institute, Via Tesserete 48, Lugano 6900
Switzerland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_26_21

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This report describes a 61-year-old female with no previous cardiovascular history presented with acute heart failure. Clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings suggested the diagnosis of pneumococcal invasive disease with concomitant purulent pericarditis. Prompt pharmacological and operatory treatment with both pericardiocentesis and further fenestration brought to a complete recovery.


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