Pneumococcal pneumonia complicating purulent pericarditis in a previously healthy girl: A rare yet possible fatal complication in the antibiotic era

Fong Fong Lim, Hung Ming Chang, Ko Huang Lue, Ji Nan Sheu

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摘要

Purulent pericarditis is an extremely rare complication of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infection among children in the antibiotic era, and its mortality remains high if left untreated. This report involves a 41/2-year-old girl who presented to our emergency department with productive cough, shortness of breath, and left-sided chest pain with a diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia. She subsequently developed life-threatening conditions including bilateral empyema withrespiratory failure, purulent pericarditis, and multiple organ failure leading to death. The case highlights that purulent pericarditis is a rare yet possible disorder complicating pneumococcal disease in the antibiotic era. The increase in strains resistant to penicillin should alert emergency physicians to the potential for reemergence of pneumococcal pericarditis in children.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)751-753
頁數3
期刊Pediatric Emergency Care
27
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 2011
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 兒科、圍產兒和兒童健康
  • 急診醫學

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